Lancashire TelegraphUPDATE: Blackburn man dies after falling from flat (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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UPDATE: Blackburn man dies after falling from flat

Lancashire Telegraph: The man was pronounced dead on the scene and was taken away by the coroner’s service The man was pronounced dead on the scene and was taken away by the coroner’s service

A MAN found dead at high rise flats in Blackburn is believed to have fallen to his death.

Paramedics were called to St Michaels Court to reports a man had fallen from a third floor balcony.

Neighbours had heard maintenance workers at the flats off Whalley Old Road shouting just before the incident at 8.20am yesterday.

Police said they were informed by the ambulance service that a man had died after being found with serious head injuries.

Residents said they had been shocked by the tragic events involving a man thought to be in his 60s.

One neighbour said: “He was very quiet and like everyone around here he kept himself to himself.

“I was very shocked when I heard what had happened.”

Another neighbour said: “I was just walking towards the flats when I heard a commotion. I wasn’t too sure what was happening.

“I heard workmen shouting and I looked up and there was a man on the balcony. When I looked back he was gone.”

A police spokeswoman said: “At around 8.20am we received a report from the ambulance service of a man who had been found with serious head injuries at St Michael’s Court in Blackburn.

“Sadly, the injuries proved fatal. It is believed the man had fallen from a balcony.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and has been passed to the coroner.”

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4:43pm Wed 18 Jun 14

moxhie says...

May he rest in peace .
May he rest in peace . moxhie
  • Score: 48

7:55pm Wed 18 Jun 14

steve18gls says...

RIP young fella.
RIP young fella. steve18gls
  • Score: 22

8:56pm Wed 18 Jun 14

ste.g says...

steve18gls wrote:
RIP young fella.
how do you know h was young?
[quote][p][bold]steve18gls[/bold] wrote: RIP young fella.[/p][/quote]how do you know h was young? ste.g
  • Score: -4

9:57pm Wed 18 Jun 14

chammy says...

Tragic whatever his age,RIP.
Tragic whatever his age,RIP. chammy
  • Score: 24

10:39pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Stone Island: says...

steve18gls wrote:
ste.g wrote:
steve18gls wrote:
RIP young fella.
how do you know h was young?
Read it in another need report pal, he was 17.
17? I don't think so. Why post this sh1te?
[quote][p][bold]steve18gls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ste.g[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve18gls[/bold] wrote: RIP young fella.[/p][/quote]how do you know h was young?[/p][/quote]Read it in another need report pal, he was 17.[/p][/quote]17? I don't think so. Why post this sh1te? Stone Island:
  • Score: 5

11:30pm Wed 18 Jun 14

b18ftmojo5 says...

RIP whoever you were and however old you were.
RIP whoever you were and however old you were. b18ftmojo5
  • Score: 21

7:28am Thu 19 Jun 14

steve18gls says...

Stone Island: wrote:
steve18gls wrote:
ste.g wrote:
steve18gls wrote:
RIP young fella.
how do you know h was young?
Read it in another need report pal, he was 17.
17? I don't think so. Why post this sh1te?
You need to calm down pal. Ok the victim was in his fifties and not 17. I can only comment on the things that have been released through the press, unfortunately i don't have the same information as you.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve18gls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ste.g[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve18gls[/bold] wrote: RIP young fella.[/p][/quote]how do you know h was young?[/p][/quote]Read it in another need report pal, he was 17.[/p][/quote]17? I don't think so. Why post this sh1te?[/p][/quote]You need to calm down pal. Ok the victim was in his fifties and not 17. I can only comment on the things that have been released through the press, unfortunately i don't have the same information as you. steve18gls
  • Score: 9

9:30am Thu 19 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

Are we going to have a march to the building now demanding the owners put railings over every opening?
Are we going to have a march to the building now demanding the owners put railings over every opening? GracesDad
  • Score: 11

10:24am Thu 19 Jun 14

Casper's mum says...

RIP! I hope this was an unfortunate accident although the commotion and the workmen suggest otherwise. I think is incredibly sad if this is the outcome the man wanted, seems to occurring too often.
RIP! I hope this was an unfortunate accident although the commotion and the workmen suggest otherwise. I think is incredibly sad if this is the outcome the man wanted, seems to occurring too often. Casper's mum
  • Score: 6

1:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hena says...

He isn't a young fella. RIP. You were a lovely man xx
He isn't a young fella. RIP. You were a lovely man xx Hena
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Thu 19 Jun 14

katypri says...

so so sad but as I said in my other post re market car park people will always find somewhere
so so sad but as I said in my other post re market car park people will always find somewhere katypri
  • Score: -5

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