Man dies in Leeds flat fall - police issue witness appeal


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in an apparent fall from a block of flats in Leeds.

At 3.56am today police received a report from a member of the public of a man having fallen from Wortley Heights.

At the time of the incident, officers had been calling at the door of a thirteenth floor flat making arrest enquiries in relation to a domestic assault on a woman who had called an ambulance from Wortley Heights earlier. She was treated at hospital and later released.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, Head of Crime for the Leeds District, said: “Our investigation into this incident is at a very early stage and we are making a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The body of a man has been found outside the flats and he is yet to be formally identified. A post mortem is due to take place later. A scene is in place and a forensic examination is ongoing.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or the circumstances leading up to it in the previous twenty four hours.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.