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Man dies after falling from escalator in busy Debenhams store

It appears that the man took his own life.

Debenhams on Oxford Street
Debenhams on Oxford Street
Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A MAN DIED yesterday evening after falling three storeys in a busy high street store.

The man fell from the third storey escalator in the Debenhams store on London’s Oxford Street.

Neither the company nor authorities could comment on the circumstances, but it is believed that the man took his own life.

ITV reports that London Ambulance Service pronounced a patient dead at the scene at around 6pm last night.

In a statement to TheJournal.ie, the retail chain confirmed the death was not suspicious.

“Debenhams can confirm that police were called to the Oxford Street Debenhams store at 18.15pm last night following a serious incident where a man fell from the third floor. At this stage there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances.

“Police and London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Debenhams continues to work with the authorities on the matter.”

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