Two teenagers die after balcony fall in "tragic accident"

By Rachel Bishop on June 11, 2014 11:46 AM |

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Two teenagers have died after they plummeted from a sixth floor balcony in Deptford.

Police and London Ambulance Service were called around midnight on June 11, to reports of two people fallen from a balcony at Knights Tower, Wharf Street.

An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene after they reportedly fell while kissing on the balcony during a party.

A spokesman for Michael Laurie Ltd, which manages the complex told the Evening Standard: "There was a party. She was sitting on the edge of the balcony and just slipped and pulled him with her and she grabbed hold of him. They both fell over it and that's as I understand it."

Inspector Shaun Carre-Brown from Greenwich Police said: "This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the families and those that knew them.

"They 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.