Daughter ‘devastated’ after watching mum fall 150ft from cliffs to her death

The daughter of a woman who fell to her death after climbing a popular landmark on the south coast of England has been left "devastated" by her death, according to a friend.

Mother-of-five Tahira Jabeen was on holiday with her daughter in Dorset when she reportedly lost her footing while attempting to take a shortcut down to the beach from Durdle Door.

According to witnesses, Tahira Jabeen's daughter saw her mother fall after she shouted "I'm coming down" and then lose her footing on loose rocks, plunging down onto the Man O' War beach from over 100ft.

Her daughter who is believed to be in her 20s took the longer route back down to the shore as her mother tried to take a shortcut.

As people watched Tahira Jabeen climb down it is understood that people shouted up to her to stay where she was but she ignored calls.

The mum, who is in her 40s and from Birmingham, worked as a project adviser for MEL Research, a social research and behavioural insights consultancy.

On crowdfunding page JustGiving, colleagues described her as a "wonderful lady" with a "heart of gold" and asked people to donate to help the family with "unexpected costs".

Her boss told The Sun that one of his staff had been in contact with the family but it was still too "raw" for them to talk about it.

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"It is a tragedy and we all feel deeply upset for her family. Her daughter was with her at the time and is absolutely devastated," he said.

"I believe she had gone away with one of her daughters who is in her 20s. They were having a holiday together. She witnessed what happened.”

"Tahira was a contact adviser, known as a tracer, on one of our projects and she had been working here for 13 months.

"I am her boss and with her colleagues feel very upset."

Friends of the popular mum have been commenting on a Facebook post by BirminghamLive that pays tribute to her.

One person commented: "Rest in Paradise Tahira. No one who knew you will ever forget you."

While another commented "So so sad this is. She was a brilliant woman, funny and caring would help you with anything. R.I.P lovely you will be badly missed."

Tahira's daughter was treated for shock at the scene by ambulance crews and Dorset Police have confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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