Two shoppers seriously injured when one lands on top of another when he fell from third floor at Westfield centre

Two shoppers seriously injured when one lands on top of another after falling from third floor at Westfield centreMan fell from upper floor at shopping centre and landed on top of anotherBoth men taken to hospital with serious injuriesMan who fell had leg and pelvic injuries, while second man had head injury and back pain

By
James Rush

PUBLISHED:

18:23 GMT, 7 February 2013

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UPDATED:

20:53 GMT, 7 February 2013

Scene: Two men have been taken to an east London hospital with serious injuries after one fell from an upper floor at the Westfield shopping centre, in Stratford, and landed on the other outside the Party Fiesta store

Scene: Two men have been taken to an east London hospital with serious injuries after one fell from an upper floor at the Westfield shopping centre, in Stratford, and landed on the other outside the Party Fiesta store

A man fell from an upper floor at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and landed on a shopper walking underneath.

The two men had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene after stunned shoppers saw the man fall from an upper floor and land on the pedestrian outside the Party Fiesta store, on The Arcade, in the shopping centre.

A London Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were called at 3.36pm today to reports of a man having fallen from an upper floor.

The spokesman said: 'The man fell upon a male pedestrian who was walking beneath.

'Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

'Both men were taken by LAS to an east London hospital suffering serious injuries – we await an update on their conditions.

'Newham officers are investigating. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.'

A Party Fiesta spokesman said she had been working in the store when she heard a loud noise and people running outside.

She said: 'I could hear running and all I could see was two men on the floor.

'Westfield security was saying to me “you have to close the door”.

'I told all the customers who were in the shop that they had to leave.'

Police have said no arrests have been made.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'We were called at 3.35pm to Westfield shopping centre, Stratford, to reports of a person who had fallen from a height.

Incident: Police were called to the scene after stunned shoppers saw the man fall from the upper floor and land on the pedestrian at about 3.30pm today

Incident: Police were called to the scene after stunned shoppers saw the man fall from the upper floor and land on the pedestrian at about 3.30pm today

Investigation: Police have said inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident

Investigation: Police have said inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident

'We sent two ambulance crews, two single responders in cars, a duty officer and a team from London's Air Ambulance in a car to the scene.

'Our staff treated two patients – both men.

'The first (who fell from a height) had leg and pelvic injuries.

'The second had a head injury and back pain.

'Both were taken to the Royal London Hospital.'

The two men were taken to Royal London Hospital to be treated for their injuries

The two men were taken to Royal London Hospital to be treated for their injuries