2 Teenagers Die In Deptford Balcony Fall
11 June 2014, 11:28
Two teenagers have died after falling from a sixth floor balcony at a party in Deptford, south London.
The 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers were called to Knights Tower in Wharf Street by the London Ambulance Service shortly after midnight.
A police spokesman said officers are not treating the deaths as suspicious, but will continue to investigate.
Inspector 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.
A resident who lives in the opposite block to Knights Tower, who did not want to be identified, said he saw a couple "frolicking" on the balcony last night.
"The occupants were inside, these two were on the balcony. We were shutting our blinds when we saw a couple on their balcony frolicking.
"We then shut our balcony."
He said less than 10 minutes later he heard a "bang". His female partner, said: "We thought someone had been shot."