The police put up crime scene tents near the bins outside housing complex Ebenezer House, in Kennington, south London, at 4am yesterday. Witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang” from outside the building in the early hours. Others claimed a man had fallen from a balcony on the 19th floor, according to the Mail Online.
The London Met Police confirmed that the man died prior to the arrival of the paramedics.
Officers added the death is “not being treated as suspicious”.
Met Police said: “A cordon was in place outside Ebenezer House, Kennington Lane, SE11 earlier today after a man fell from a height and died.
“Police were called at 04.13hrs on Sunday, 2 August by LAS who were at the scene.
Police shut down London street
“The man fell from height prior to the arrival of emergency services. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A cordon which was put in place has now been removed.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for HM’s Coroner.”
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Police Tape at a crime scene
Residents and witnesses who live nearby had reportedly heard a loud bang from outside the building, early in the morning.
One woman said: “I live in the block and heard a loud bang this morning around 4 am.”
“People are saying someone jumped or fell from one of the balconies and they landed in the skip.”
Other residents said how a man is likely to have fallen from the 19th floor and fallen from the balcony before four police vans arrived at the scene.
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The Met Police on Twitter had put out a statement saying: “A cordon was in place outside Ebenezer House.
“Kennington Lane SE11 earlier today after a man fell from a height.
“Police were called at 04.13hrs by LAS & the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police blocked off road
“The death is not being treated as suspicious.
“The cordon has now been lifted.”
Last year a devastated mother screamed “my son is dead” after her three-year-old son plunged to his death on his third birthday.
This happened after falling 100ft from the window of his family’s fourth-floor flat.
Edward Popadiuc was killed at Bridge Court in Harrow, 24 hours after 18-month-old Ali Agac fell to his death from the ninth floor of a Tottenham block after crawling through an allegedly ‘faulty’ window.
Witness Naznaz Ismael, 50, told how she heard the harrowing mother’s screams as her son fell to his death.
Source Daily Express :: UK Feed