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Man dies after falling from a height inside a shopping centre

Distraught witnesses have revealed how a City worker ‘leapt to his death’ from the fourth floor of a Canary Wharf shopping centre – less than 24 hours after a commuter was killed in a similar horror plunge at the banking district’s Tube station.

The manager of Itsu restaurant in Cabot Place mall told MailOnline the man, described as in his 50s, appeared to send a text message on his phone before falling to his death.  

Paramedics were seen desperately giving CPR near a set of escalators on the ground floor of the four-storey mall. Despite their best efforts to save his life he died just after 9am this morning. 

It comes a day after another man, aged 32, also died after falling from some escalators at the nearby Canary Wharf tube station.

A man has died after falling from a height inside Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf – less than 24 hours after a commuter was killed in a similar horror plunge at the banking district’s Tube station. Paramedics were seen desperately administering CPR near a set of escalators

A man has died after falling from a height inside Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf – less than 24 hours after a commuter was killed in a similar horror plunge at the banking district’s Tube station. Paramedics were seen desperately administering CPR near a set of escalators

A man has died after falling from a height inside Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf – less than 24 hours after a commuter was killed in a similar horror plunge at the banking district’s Tube station. Paramedics were seen desperately administering CPR near a set of escalators

Paramedics were seen desperately giving CPR near a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall, where the man thought to be in his 50s, had plunged from a height. Despite their best efforts to save his life he died just after 9am this morning

Paramedics were seen desperately giving CPR near a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall, where the man thought to be in his 50s, had plunged from a height. Despite their best efforts to save his life he died just after 9am this morning

Paramedics were seen desperately giving CPR near a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall, where the man thought to be in his 50s, had plunged from a height. Despite their best efforts to save his life he died just after 9am this morning

Police are pictured here interviewing workers inside Cabot Place mall outside a Tiffany & Co branch following the incident

Police are pictured here interviewing workers inside Cabot Place mall outside a Tiffany & Co branch following the incident

Police are pictured here interviewing workers inside Cabot Place mall outside a Tiffany & Co branch following the incident

Police remain at Cabot Place where part of the shopping centre has been closed off. It comes a day after another man, aged 32, died at the nearby Canary Wharf tube station - also near a set of escalators - after falling from a similar height

Police remain at Cabot Place where part of the shopping centre has been closed off. It comes a day after another man, aged 32, died at the nearby Canary Wharf tube station - also near a set of escalators - after falling from a similar height

Police remain at Cabot Place where part of the shopping centre has been closed off. It comes a day after another man, aged 32, died at the nearby Canary Wharf tube station – also near a set of escalators – after falling from a similar height

Map shows the short walk between the two locations where both men plunged to their deaths

Map shows the short walk between the two locations where both men plunged to their deaths

Map shows the short walk between the two locations where both men plunged to their deaths

Emergency services are pictures in the mall after trying their best to save the 'middle-aged man' who fell to his death

Emergency services are pictures in the mall after trying their best to save the 'middle-aged man' who fell to his death


Emergency services are pictures in the mall (left) after trying their best to save the ‘middle-aged man’ who fell to his death. The right image (a file image) shows an escalator in the mall the likes of which the man may have leapt from

Witnesses today described hearing a ‘ping’ and a ‘thud’ before seeing the grisly scenes on the ground floor below.  One told how the man ‘disappeared’ over the fourth-storey railing.

A restaurant worker, who asked not to be named, told MailOnline: ‘He was a white man, about 50 years old, wearing a suit. He looked like a banker.

‘He was standing by the railing outside Nando’s – on the fourth floor. I went down the escalator, I looked up and he had disappeared.

‘I heard from screams and I looked down and the man was lying at the bottom of the escalator. He was not moving.’  

A member of staff at the Halifax bank near to the escalators said: ‘I heard a ping and then a thud so I ran out and looked over the side. 

‘There was a body lying on the floor he had fallen straight past me. I couldn’t look anymore, I had to look away.  We’ve been told to keep the doors closed and stay inside’.  

Canary Wharf resident Justin Fynes, 36, was walking past the ground floor level of Cabot Place by designer store Paul Smith as the man, who appeared to look like a City worker, fell.  

A member of staff at the Halifax bank near to the escalators said: 'I heard a ping and then a thud so I ran out and looked over the side. There was a body lying on the floor he had fallen straight past me'

A member of staff at the Halifax bank near to the escalators said: 'I heard a ping and then a thud so I ran out and looked over the side. There was a body lying on the floor he had fallen straight past me'

A member of staff at the Halifax bank near to the escalators said: ‘I heard a ping and then a thud so I ran out and looked over the side. There was a body lying on the floor he had fallen straight past me’

Police and an ambulance car are parked outside the Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf  following the incident earlier today

Police and an ambulance car are parked outside the Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf  following the incident earlier today

Police and an ambulance car are parked outside the Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf following the incident earlier today

A member of staff at a Halifax branch inside the pictured store described hearing a 'ping' and a 'thud' before going outside to see the body of a man on the floor below. An ambulance, seen here, rushed to the scene but could not save the man's life

A member of staff at a Halifax branch inside the pictured store described hearing a 'ping' and a 'thud' before going outside to see the body of a man on the floor below. An ambulance, seen here, rushed to the scene but could not save the man's life

A member of staff at a Halifax branch inside the pictured store described hearing a ‘ping’ and a ‘thud’ before going outside to see the body of a man on the floor below. An ambulance, seen here, rushed to the scene but could not save the man’s life

File image shows the base of a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf, east London where the unidentified man fell to his death today

File image shows the base of a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf, east London where the unidentified man fell to his death today

File image shows the base of a set of escalators in Cabot Place mall in Canary Wharf, east London where the unidentified man fell to his death today

Canary Wharf resident Justin Fynes, 36, was walking past the ground floor level of Cabot Place by designer store Paul Smith as the man, who appeared to look like a City worker, fell. He said: 'The body appeared to be of a man, dressed professionally like a City worker. There was a bag and phone nearby'. Police remain on scene in London's financial district

Canary Wharf resident Justin Fynes, 36, was walking past the ground floor level of Cabot Place by designer store Paul Smith as the man, who appeared to look like a City worker, fell. He said: 'The body appeared to be of a man, dressed professionally like a City worker. There was a bag and phone nearby'. Police remain on scene in London's financial district

Canary Wharf resident Justin Fynes, 36, was walking past the ground floor level of Cabot Place by designer store Paul Smith as the man, who appeared to look like a City worker, fell. He said: ‘The body appeared to be of a man, dressed professionally like a City worker. There was a bag and phone nearby’. Police remain on scene in London’s financial district

The Cabot Square shopping complex reopened to the public at 11.30am. The four storey area was closed while emergency services tended to the dying man

The Cabot Square shopping complex reopened to the public at 11.30am. The four storey area was closed while emergency services tended to the dying man

The Cabot Square shopping complex reopened to the public at 11.30am. The four storey area was closed while emergency services tended to the dying man

He said: ‘The body appeared to be of a man, dressed professionally like a City worker. There was a bag and phone nearby.’ 

The Cabot Square shopping complex reopened to the public at 11.30am. The four storey area was closed while emergency services tended to the dying man. 

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the man had died.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Police were called at 08:44hrs on Tuesday, 8 January by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a man who had fallen from height in Canada Square, E14.’

An ambulance and air ambulance were also scrambled but the man was sadly pronounced dead at 9.05am.

The Canary Wharf Group said in an earlier statement: ‘We can confirm that there has been a medical incident on the Canary Wharf estate. We are supporting the emergency services in their response.’  

An air ambulance and police officers were rushed to the station in the capital’s finance district at around 3pm yesterday. 

Witnesses said they heard a sickening ‘thud’ and saw ‘blood splattered everywhere’.  

Yesterday: A commuter died after 'falling from a height' at a set of escalators in Canary Wharf station in London

Yesterday: A commuter died after 'falling from a height' at a set of escalators in Canary Wharf station in London

Yesterday: A commuter died after ‘falling from a height’ at a set of escalators in Canary Wharf station in London

Police officers pictured monitoring the outside of Canary Wharf station in east London yesterday, after a commuter fell from a height and died 

Police officers pictured monitoring the outside of Canary Wharf station in east London yesterday, after a commuter fell from a height and died 

Police officers pictured monitoring the outside of Canary Wharf station in east London yesterday, after a commuter fell from a height and died 

One witness reportedly checked the person’s wrist ‘to see if he could feel a pulse’ before realising they were dead.     

In January 2014, a JP Morgan executive threw himself from the roof of the firm’s European headquarters following the breakdown of a relationship. 

Gabriel Magee fell 500ft to his death as horrified workers arrived at the building in Canary Wharf.

A day earlier the ‘brilliant’ IT executive had written ‘jump’ on his computer. 

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