Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Deaths at Knights Tower in Deptford

Very sad news about the deaths of two young people in Deptford last night. The police statement says:

'Two people have died after falling from a sixth floor balcony in Deptford. Police were called at 00.13 on Wednesday 11 June by London Ambulance Service to reports of two people fallen from a balcony in Knights Tower, Wharf Street, SE8. An 18 year old man and a 19 year old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have yet to be informed.

Detectives from Greenwich Borough are investigating. The deaths are being treated as non suspicious, but we continue to investigate. Insp Shaun Carre-Brown said "This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the families and those that knew them.The couple were at a party in the block when this tragedy occurred.I would urge any witnesses to make contact with detectives." Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask for the CID at Plumstead police station. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111'

Knights Tower is the new 18-storey building in the Paynes and Borthwick wharves private development on the riverfront at Deptford.

Update 10:00 pm - News Shopper now has more details - seems the two people were students at the nearby Bellerbys College and Embassy London language school - two linked private colleges for international students based in Stowage SE8.

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