Arrest over Coventry death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, in connection with a man found dead in Coventry, who is thought to have fallen from an eighth floor balcony.

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Police treating Coventry death as 'isolated incident'

We are still in the very early stages of this investigation and our enquiries to understand exactly what happened are ongoing.

I want to reassure people that this is being treated as an isolated incident and we now have a named suspect in custody.

But we are still keen to hear from any witnesses or anyone who may be able to help us piece together the events of yesterday evening.

Perhaps you saw the man drop from the flat or heard a disturbance in the moments before or after he fell; please speak to officers at the scene or give us a call.

As always, if anyone has any concerns whatsoever, they should not hesitate to contact their local neighbourhood team on 101.

– Superintendent Nick Walton, Coventry Police

Pictures of the scene where man believed to have fallen

The scene where the man landed Credit: ITV News Central

A 39-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a man was found lying in a Coventry street, and was pronounced dead soon after.

Police believe the man fell from a balcony on the eighth floor of a block of flats.

The housing block where the man died Credit: ITV News Central

These are pictures of the scene where the man was found late last night. The area is still cordoned off, while police continue to investigate.

The man is thought to have fallen from this balcony Credit: ITV News Central

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