Murder arrest after Coventry apartment balcony fall
- 5 December 2013
- From the section Coventry & Warwickshire
A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man fell from an eighth-floor apartment balcony in Coventry.
A passer-by reported a person lying on the ground outside the flats on Eden Street, in Foleshill, at about 23:30 GMT on Wednesday.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to hospital and died shortly after midnight.
Police said the suspect handed himself in at a police station earlier.
Det Insp Derek Packham, from West Midlands Police, said: "I want to reassure people that this is being treated as an isolated incident and we now have a named suspect in custody.
"We are still speaking to witnesses at the scene this morning and I am keen to hear from anyone in the area who saw anything which may help us with our investigation.
"Perhaps you saw the man drop from the balcony or heard a disturbance in the moments before or after he fell - please speak to officers at the scene or give us a call."