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Woman believed to have fallen from fifth floor of Queens Flats in Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal

By Beth Robson

Police and paramedics were called after a woman reportedly fell to her death from a block of flats.

The road was partially blocked at Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal, while emergency services dealt with the incident and it has since reopened.

A lorry driver, held up at the scene, told our reporter they believe someone may have have fallen from a fifth floor window.

Video: Emergency services at the scene

The incident at The Queen's flats in Prince of Wales Terrace
The incident at The Queen's flats in Prince of Wales Terrace

He said: "I could see the was still in their pyjamas and the paramedics were working on them."

The junction of Deal Castle Road, Victoria and Guilford Roads
The junction of Deal Castle Road, Victoria and Guilford Roads

Officers earlier sealed off the area 100 yards away at the junction of Deal Castle Road with Victoria Road and Guilford Road by Deal Castle, also at Stanley Road.

During the morning traffic coming towards the town centre was turned away at the Guilford Road/Victoria Road junction while traffic coming in the opposite direction along the seafront was diverted into Clanwilliam Road.

At one stage the lorry driver got police agreement to help control traffic guiding cars into Clanwilliam Road.

He was already wearing a high visibility jacket.

Road closures after the incident at Queens Flats, Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal
Road closures after the incident at Queens Flats, Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal

The trucker, who did not want to be identified said: "I could not find any alternative route as other roads have low bridges. So I decided I might as well make myself useful."

The area was also sealed off to pedestrians. Two women commented that the incident was "sad" and a "tragedy."

A police spokesman said this afternoon: "Kent Police was called at 8.18am on Friday, April 13, following a report that a woman in her 70s had fallen from a private address at a block of flats in Deal.

"Patrols and crews from the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and the the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed. The road was closed for a short time but has now reopened.

"Officers are not treating the death as suspicious and a report is being compiled for the coroner."

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