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Man dies after Preston city centre car park fall

Posted on - 3rd June, 2014 - 6:44pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Market Hall Car Park

Market Hall Car Park

A man has died following a fall from a car park in Preston city centre.

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Lancashire Police said they received a call at 6am on Tuesday to say a man was standing on the ledge of the Market Hall car park.

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Despite attempts to talk the man down he plunged to his death.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “At shortly after 6am police received a call from a member of the public.

“The caller was reporting that there was a man on the wrong side of the railings on the top floor of the Preston Market Hall Car Park, close to Tenterfield Street.

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“Officers attended the scene and attempted to persuade him to climb back over the railings.

“A short time later the man jumped to his death and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“An investigation is on-going to try and establish the identity of the deceased man.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.

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