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Video: Man has died after reportedly falling from Parkway multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds

14:12 13 November 2014

The scene at lunchtime at the Parkway multi-storey car park, Bury St Edmunds.

The scene at lunchtime at the Parkway multi-storey car park, Bury St Edmunds.

Mariam Ghaemi

Shoppers and workers have spoken of their shock after a man has died after reportedly falling from a multi-storey car park in Bury St Edmunds at lunch-time.

Police cordons have been in place preventing access at both ends of the car park in Parkway and an ambulance was positioned at the entrance.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said a man who was found injured outside the Parkway car park at about 12.10pm was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are treating the death as unexplained at this time and the coroner will be informed, but there are reports that he had fallen.

Stephen and Sue Bailey, from Haverhill, who had been shopping in Bury, spoke of their shock at the news.

Mr Bailey, 59, said: “It’s not the sort of thing you expect to hear of. Unbelievable I would say.”

His wife, 54, added: “On top of Christmas as well. It’s just awful for the family.”

Lesley Smart, 30, from Bury, said this sort of incident was unheard of in the town.

“It’s quite frightening really,” she said. “People are just going about their daily business.”

At about 1pm motorists were being told they could leave the car park as long as they were not parked on the top floor.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: “The East of England Ambulance Service Trust was called to reports of an injured man outside the Parkway car park at 12.04pm today.

“An ambulance officer, two ambulance crews and the air ambulance attended and treated a man with a life threatening head injury. Despite the best efforts of the crew, there was nothing to be done and the man was declared deceased at the scene.”

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5 comments

  • James Lakin- not sure Mr Jago has a defence, but you seem to want to defend his thoughtless comments anyhow. Four children have just lost their mother AND their father, just before before xmas; people in the village here know them all well. Not sure if the missing girl is also involved, but Mr Jago is certainly open to ridicule. That's all I have to say on the matter.

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    Melford man

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • I have just read this article this evening,the connection between the death of the woman and the man who lived at the same address and hence the student also from the same village disappearing seems all so coincidental, what I gather is this person was a well known person in Melford and could easily known the student through his form of work.Hence perhaps excepting a lift .Ironically her disappearance is perhaps 300 yards from the college to where he seemingly fell of the top of the car park in less than 24 hours. I hope they find her.

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    honesty

    Friday, November 14, 2014

  • In Mr Jago's defence, he was merely quoting the words from Lesley Sharpe that the EADT, as is their wont, reproduced without thinking how crass they were being. They edit out their own words, but leave Mr Jago open to ridicule.

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    James Lakin

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Dave Jago - your comments are highly inappropriate and sickening. I am sure more information will come out in the news as time goes on, but in the meantime, I have reported your comments so you are removed from this site. You clearly have nothing better to do than make jokes about people that have just died?

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    Melford man

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Melford man

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

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