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Man falls from Newcastle flat window

A man fell from a flat window in Walker, Newcastle Credit: ITV

A man has died after falling from the window of a flat in Newcastle.

Police were called to Hexham House in Walker at 9:19am after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man inside a flat. Along with members of his family, officers entered the property to try and speak to the man.

However, while inside the property he fell from the window of the flat.

Officers attempted CPR on the man until paramedics arrived but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed of the incident. Enquiries are ongoing.

Fire in high rise flats in Newcastle

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Fire crews have tackled a fire at a high rise block of flats in Newcastle.

Emergency services were called after 5pm to a fire on the 10th floor of Hexham House, Church Street in the Walker area.

24 firefighters were at the scene and 8 carried out a search of the premises.

Three people were checked over by ambulance teams, and two went to hospital for precautionary treatment.

Police say student death not suspicious

Police have now confirmed that the death of student Sijabuliso Nkala, who died in the Walker area of Newcastle yesterday, is not being treated as suspicioius. A spokesman says enquiries into the man's death have been carried out and police believe there was no third party involvement in the death.

“I would also like to thank all the people who contacted police following our appeal for information yesterday. "A report is being prepared for the coroner.”

– Detective Supt Roger Ford, Northumbria Police

Mr Nkala studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University and living in the Jesmond area.

"This very sad news of the death of Sijabuliso Nkala, third year Electrical Engineering student, has come as a terrible shock to us all. "Affectionately known as Jabu, he was a very modest young man who spoke well of everyone. Around the School, he always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude towards academic work. He showed initiative in his approach to coursework and was extremely polite and hardworking. He was a focused individual who will be remembered for his smile and his enthusiasm."

– Professor Barrie Mecrow, Newcastle University

Sijabuliso Nkala's body was found next to the Coast 2 Coast cycle path in Walker.He died from a puncture wound to his chest.What caused the wound remains unexplained.


Newcastle student stabbing: police statement

The man found dead on the Coast to Coast Cycle Route was a Newcastle University student.The 24-year-old, who was found at 11am this morning with a stab wound to the chest, was cycling at the time of the incident.

"We are treating the man's death as unexplained and an investigation is underway to find out how exactly he has died."The victim is a 24-year-old student who was studying at Newcastle University and who was living in the Jesmond area."He is a black male, around 6ft tall, bald and of a heavy build."Enquiries indicate that the man was on the cycle path from around 9am on Thursday morning and we want to hear from anyone who might have been in the area and who might have seen this man to come forward and speak to us."

– Detective Supt Roger Ford, of Northumbria Police
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