Search

Commuter dies after ‘fall from height’ at Canary Wharf station

PUBLISHED: 17:42 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 17:42 07 January 2019

A person has died at Canary Wharf Station. Pic: Joe Lord

A person has died at Canary Wharf Station. Pic: Joe Lord

Archant

A commuter has died following a ‘fall from height’ at Canary Wharf station this afternoon.

Paramedics and police were called to the Jubilee line station just before 3pm but the person died at the scene.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Canary Wharf station after reports a person had fallen from height.

“Paramedics also attended and a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service added: “We were called at 2.57pm today to reports of an incident at Canary Wharf Underground Station, in east London.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic on a motorcycle, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of our medics, a person died at the scene.”

The station was temporary closed and reopened at 5pm.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser