Man dies after falling from height near Sainsbury's in Woolwich town centre

Calderwell Street in Woolwich Google Street View image
Police were called to Calderwell Street in Woolwich on Sunday afternoon (April 28) -Credit:Google Maps

A man has died after falling from height in South East London this afternoon, Sunday April 28. The Metropolitan Police have said they were called, along with other emergency services, to Woolwich at around 1.15pm after hearing reports that a man had fallen.

Officers and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service both rushed to Calderwood Road, near Sainsbury's in the town centre. The Metropolitan Police say the man, who is believed to have been in his 50s, died at the scene.

The London Air Ambulance also appears to have been dispatched to the scene this afternoon, with two people posting on X with videos showing the bright red helicopter landing in Maribor Park, a green space near Lidl.

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The police say cordons are still in place in the area around where the incident occurred. Currently, the incident is being treated as unexplained by officers, but there is no evidence to suggest suspicious circumstances. Enquiries are ongoing, the Metropolitan Police say.

The full statement from the Metropolitan Police says: "Police were called at about 1:14pm on Sunday, April 28 to reports of a man fallen from height on Calderwood Street. Officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended.

"The man, believed to be in his 50s, was sadly pronounced decease at the scene. Officers are working to notify his next of kin.

"Police cordons remain in place. At this time, the incident is being treated as unexplained but there is no evidence to suggest suspicious circumstances. Enquiries are ongoing."

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