Man killed in shop sign fall

A man has died in London after being hit by a sign or a board that fell from a building, police have said.

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Tributes left at scene after man killed by falling sign

A man has died after being hit by a sign which fell from a William Hill betting shop in London.

Flowers left a the scene outside the Camden Road William Hill betting shop, after a man was killed by a falling sign. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The man, believed to be in his 20s, died following the incident in Camden, north London, at 4.55pm, Scotland Yard said.

Tonight floral tributes had been left at the scene and police officers remained at the scene.

A police presence remains outside the London betting shop. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

'It could have been me' witness fears after man crushed by shop sign

Ken Osbourne, who works at the nearby Woody Grill restaurant "Hundreds of people walk past here every day. It could've been me or any one of them. The shop has been there for about 10 years."

The sign fell in Camden which is north of Kings Cross and Regents Park
The sign fell in Camden which is north of Kings Cross and Regents Park Credit: Google Maps

Ioana Nita, was working at a nearby restaurant and said; "I don't know how that can happen. The sign is huge. Everyone said he was just walking past the shop.

"I cross that way five times a day. That could have been me."

Witnesses describe 'shocking' scene after fallen sign crushed man

The sign, which had covered the length of the shop front, fell on to the pavement on a main road in Camden, north London.

Police erected a forensic tent on the pavement to cover the place where the man was killed, and cordoned off the surrounding area.

Police remain on the scene in Camden, north London where a man was killed after a sign fell from a store
Police remain on the scene in Camden, north London where a man was killed after a sign fell from a store

Ioana Nita, 21, was working at a nearby restaurant when the accident happened.

"I'm shocked. We heard a very loud noise. Me and a colleague went outside and saw the guy lying on the floor," she said.

"Five guys picked up the sign and it was put on the side. His hands were covered in blood and he wasn't moving.

"Lots of people were in a circle around him, then the ambulance arrived and they were trying to get him back to life, pressing on his heart."

Parts of the sign remained on the ground outside the William Hill store
Parts of the sign remained on the ground outside the William Hill store

Ken Osbourne, 28, who works at the nearby Woody Grill restaurant, said: "I saw the guy lying down in the road, covered in blood.

"The main impact was clearly on his head. I saw them trying to resuscitate him in the back of the ambulance."

A large portion of the shop frontage can be seen missing
A large portion of the shop frontage can be seen missing

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William Hill 'still establishing facts' after man's death

A man was killed in north London today when a sign fell from a building and hit him.

It is believed the man in his 20s was hit by a William Hill shop sign.

There is an urgent investigation under way and we are still establishing facts and liaising with authorities.

As such, we don't have a comment to make at this time.

– William Hill spokesperson

Man suffers cardiac arrest after shop sign fall

The London Ambulance Service has said that every effort was made to save the life of a man who died after he was hit by a shop sign in Camden, north London earlier today.

We were called just before 4.55pm to reports of a man injured by a shop sign.

We had an ambulance crew quite close by. They treated the man at the scene for a head injury. He was in cardiac arrest which means his heart had stopped.

Every effort was made to resuscitate him at the scene and on the way to University College Hospital.

– London Ambulance Service spokeswoman

Man dies after sign falls from building

A man has died in London after being hit by a sign or a board that fell from a building, police have said.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was taken to a central London hospital for treatment. He died there a short while later.

"At this early stage it appears the man received his injuries after being struck by a sign or board which has fallen from a building."

Inquiries into the incident on Camden Road are continuing.