Man Dies In Chimney Fall

A man has died after falling down a chimney of a seven-storey building.

The 20 year old's body was found by police at the base of the chimney in the basement of the residential property in Great Cumberland Place, Westminster, shortly before 1am.

Met Police say he is believed to have been sitting on the roof of the building when he fell backwards

London Fire Brigade, Air Ambulance and Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

Inspector Ian Bond of Westminster Police said: "This was a difficult and protracted recovery and is an excellent example of partnership working between all three emergency services.

"Our thoughts are with the young man's family at this sad time. "

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