BOY, 5, WATCHES MUM DROP DEAD

MYSTERY: No-one can say what killed Shelley.

MYSTERY: No-one can say what killed Shelley.

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A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy looked on bewildered as his mum dropped dead on a supermarket floor... in mid-conversation.

Tragic Shelley Cooper, 34, collapsed while chatting to a pal, moments after entering Goldthorpe’s Netto supermarket for her afternoon grocery shop.

Her young son Luke was left looking on, as first-aiders and customers cut through her clothes on the shop floor in a desperate bid to resuscitate her – before shop staff led the frightened boy away.

But the Goldthorpe single mum-of-one from Cooperative Street never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead moments after being rushed to Rotherham Hospital.

Now Netto staff and shoppers have raised almost £700 for Shelley’s heartbroken family with a collection at the tills following her shock death.

Speaking exclusively to the Times, Shelley’s mum and sister told this week how the charity shop volunteer’s death remains a mystery.

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