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Westfield shopping centre: Man, 24, arrested on suspicion of GBH after 'falling on woman from height' in east London

A 24-year-old man who fell from a height at an east London shopping centre has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and reckless endangerment of life.

Police said he landed on a fellow shopper after falling from an upper floor in Stratford’s Westfield complex on Wednesday at approximately 4pm.

The Metropolitan Police was called to report of a man having fallen and a woman injured in the incident.

Scotland Yard confirmed a man and a woman were injured.

Neither’s wounds were deemed to be life-threatening though hers are now thought to be life-changing.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “The man, aged 24, was arrested at hospital on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and reckless endangerment of life. He remains in hospital

“Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.”
Footage of the aftermath was shared online and showed a man on the floor with crowds watching on.

Witnesses reported that he fell from the second or third floor.

Another witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Standard they were on an escalator when they "heard gasps".

They looked up to see a man “mid air". They said: “I saw him fall onto someone."

A spokesperson for Westfield said: “The safety and security of our customers is our highest priority and our security team were immediately at the scene to help. We are working with the emergency services as they investigate the incident."



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