Police are treating the death of a woman at St Paul’s as non-suspicious. The visitor, who has yet to be identified, died following a 30m fall from the cathedral’s Whispering...
Police are treating the death of a woman at St Paul’s as non-suspicious.
The visitor, who has yet to be identified, died following a 30m fall from the cathedral’s Whispering Gallery on the morning of 11 October.
Despite the efforts of first aiders and paramedics arriving within minutes, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesperson for St Paul’s said the cathedral community was “deeply saddened” by the tragedy.
“Although robust procedures for emergency situations are in place at St Paul’s and today’s response bore that out, it does not lessen the shock we feel as a close community, especially for those of us who witnessed and responded to this incident.
“We hold also in our thoughts those visitors within the cathedral at the time.
“We think and pray especially at this time for the woman who died, and for all those who were close to her and who loved and cared for her.”
St Paul’s was closed for the remainder of the day but opened again at 7.30am on Thursday for morning prayer.
Police have confirmed the victim’s family has been informed.