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Woman dies after plunge from Birmingham car park

2013-01-31 11:59:14

A woman has died after falling from a Birmingham city centre car park.

Roads were sealed off around the Newton Street NCP multi-storey following the incident at around 3pm yesterday.

The woman, who has not been named, was found at the foot of the nine-storey building, opposite the city's crown court.

She was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries where she later died, West Midlands Police said.

Officers were late last night informing the woman's next of kin.

One witness, who asked not to be named, said: "I got here and saw them putting her in the air ambulance."

Members of the public had to wait until 4.30pm before they could return to their cars as investigations were carried out at the scene.

Driver Mohammed Naseem, 34, from Saltley, said; "I waited an hour to get to my car. I had to call my wife so she could collect our daughter from school. I feel so sorry for the poor lady who fell."

The tragedy is the latest in a series of similar city centre incidents, including Anthony Hollis's plunge in the Bullring at the weekend.

* In 2010 a man threatened to leap from a bridge over Paradise Circus, sparking a 28-hour stand-off.

* The Albert Street car park was closed in December, 2011, after a man threatened to jump.

* In June last year a 17-year-old died after jumping from the Moat Lane car park, Digbeth.

* In July, a 33-year-old man lost his life after leaping from a third floor Bullring balcony.

* A few weeks later a woman fell to her death from the Moat Lane car park.

* In November a woman died at the Bullring and on January 2 this year an individual had to be talked down from the Dale End car park.

Anyone in need of emotional support can call the Samaritans at any time of the day or night on 08457 909 090. Details are also available at www.samaritans.org

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