Falling masonry kills man at bar in Battersea
- 11 August 2011
- From the section London
A man has been killed by a piece of falling masonry as he sat outside a bar in south London.
The 27-year-old man died in Battersea Rise, Battersea, at about 21:20 BST on Wednesday, police said, adding it was not connected to the recent disorder.
Eyewitnesses said the man was killed as an awning apparently collapsed at Le Bouchon Bordelais, a French restaurant and bar. He died at the scene.
Police said the man's next-of-kin are yet to be informed.
Lindsay George, 21, who works at the nearby Entree Restaurant and Bar, said: "The restaurant has been cordoned off and half the awning has fallen down outside.
"There are a number of police officers around the restaurant."
Shops and restaurants on Battersea Rise were not affected by the London riots, she said.
A Met Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that the police were called at 9.20pm yesterday to Battersea Rise after a piece of masonry fell on a man."