Heron Tower goes into 'lockdown' after reports of person 'falling from height'

17 November 2022, 16:31 | Updated: 18 November 2022, 13:27

Heron Tower and 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London
Heron Tower and 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London. Picture: Getty
Fran Way

By Fran Way

The Heron Tower in the City of London went into 'lockdown' last night after a man died 'falling from a height'.

This afternoon, the city of London police confirmed that the man had died in Houndsditch yesterday afternoon. Police said that the circumstances were not suspicious and that they are still investigating what happened.

His family have been told.

Yesterday afternoon, police warned people to avoid the area while it was cordoned off.

Pictures showed around 10 ambulances and police cars at the scene from 2pm.

Asking what happened, one person wrote on Twitter: "What happened? Our building's just been locked down."

Another person asked: "What happened? My office is in lockdown."

Other witnesses described watching the incident unfold, saying it happened on the balcony of SushiSamba.

One person, who was on the 37th floor of the tower which is home to famous restaurants like Duck and Waffle, said people near him saw it happen.

A man also questioned why it took police so long to cover the body, describing the scene as 'really awful'.