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Driver, 24, fell to death from bridge after escaping burning car

A woman who plunged to her death from a bridge while desperately seeking help after the car she was in caught fire has been named.

The 24-year-old, named locally as Azra Kemal, died after falling from a bridge on the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent, yesterday afternoon.

Police were called just after 2.30am and the air ambulance was also sent, along with paramedics, who found a car engulfed in flames.

Named locally as Azra Kemal, the 24-year-old died after falling from a bridge on the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent, yesterday afternoon

Named locally as Azra Kemal, the 24-year-old died after falling from a bridge on the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent, yesterday afternoon

Named locally as Azra Kemal, the 24-year-old died after falling from a bridge on the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent, yesterday afternoon

A 31-year-old man from London was arrested in connection with the incident but was later released without charge

A 31-year-old man from London was arrested in connection with the incident but was later released without charge

A 31-year-old man from London was arrested in connection with the incident but was later released without charge

Police were called to the scene just after 2.30am and the air ambulance was also sent, along with paramedics, who found a car engulfed in flames

Police were called to the scene just after 2.30am and the air ambulance was also sent, along with paramedics, who found a car engulfed in flames

 Police were called to the scene just after 2.30am and the air ambulance was also sent, along with paramedics, who found a car engulfed in flames

Detectives have now said they believe the young woman, from London, was travelling in the car before it caught fire.

It is understood she got out, and while trying to seek help, fell to her death from a bridge.

Tragically, she could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. 

A 31-year-old man from London was arrested in connection with the incident, with forensics called in to investigate and the road closed for 11 hours.

However, the man has since been released without charge as police are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances and are now preparing a report for the coroner.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: ‘Detectives investigating the circumstances around the death of a woman who fell from a bridge on the A21 are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances and are now preparing a report for the coroner.

The burnt out car remained on the roadside yesterday morning as detectives searched for clues

The burnt out car remained on the roadside yesterday morning as detectives searched for clues

The burnt out car remained on the roadside yesterday morning as detectives searched for clues

Kent Police said a 31-year-old man in London had been arrested in connection to the incident and later released

Kent Police said a 31-year-old man in London had been arrested in connection to the incident and later released

Kent Police said a 31-year-old man in London had been arrested in connection to the incident and later released

‘Officers are preparing a report for the coroner and anyone who has information that may assist should call Kent Police.’

Many of Miss Kemal’s friends are remembering her today (Friday) and a tribute is being planned.

A memorial gathering has been organised for 4pm at Priory Park in Haringey, north London.

One friend has posted: ‘In the early hours of yesterday morning, our beautiful friend Azra was tragically taken from us.

‘Let’s fill the sky with balloons, love, hugs and message for her.’

Officers are preparing a report for the coroner and anyone who has information that may be useful, should call Kent Police.

Source: Daily Mail |NewsColony

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