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The incident happened at the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square, central London

The incident happened at the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square, central London

The incident happened at the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square, central London

A man has died after falling from a balcony at the London Stock Exchange.

Police were called to the LSE in Paternoster Square, central London, at 9.58am on Tuesday following reports that a man had fallen from an upper floor to the ground.

The London Ambulance Service attended and declared the man dead at the scene at 10.10am.

City of London Police said they were investigating the circumstances of the death and treating it as non-suspicious.

In a statement, the LSE said: "We can confirm an incident this morning where a London Stock Exchange Group colleague fell from an upper-floor balcony and died.

"The emergency services were called immediately and are dealing with the incident. We will continue to offer them every support and co-operation possible.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of our dear colleague. We would ask that the privacy of the family of the deceased be respected at this time."

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9.56am to reports of a person fallen from a height at Paternoster Square, EC4.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, an ambulance crew and a motorbike responder.

"Sadly the patient was dead at the scene."