Death – Man dies after falling from upper level of Selfridges’ iconic Birmingham city centre store 

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Man dies after falling from upper level of Selfridges’ iconic Birmingham city centre store

  • A man has died after falling from the top level of the Bullring’s Selfridge’s store
  • Emergency services rushed to shopping centre, but man died at the scene
  • Police say the incident not being treated as suspicious and file passed to coroner










A man has died after falling from the upper level of Selfridge’s iconic store in Birmingham city centre.

Emergency services rushed to the city’s Bullring shopping complex shortly after 7pm on Monday. 

The victim, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious by police and a file will be passed to the coroner for an inquest to take place.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said the force passed its condolences to the man’s family.

They added: ‘A man has sadly died after falling from the upper level of Selfridges just after 7pm on Monday.

‘His death is not being treated as suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner. Our sympathies are with his family and friends.’

The Selfridges building at the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, where the incident took place on Monday

The Selfridges building at the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, where the incident took place on Monday

One shopper captured footage of paramedics rushing into the shopping complex following the incident.  

The Selfridge’s store within the shopping centre contains four floors and is one of two anchor tenants at the site.

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In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

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