Tributes have poured in for a ‘life-long Hammers fan who died after being hit by what appears to be part of a window falling from a luxury block of flats in Vauxhall.
The victim has been named as Mike Ferris, a West Ham fan, in tributes shared on social media by other Hammers supporters.
I’m so saddened by the passing of Mick Ferris. He was a huge West Ham fan and has passed away in the most sudden of circumstances. My thoughts are with his family and everyone who knew him. None of us are promised tomorrow. Tell your loved ones you love them today x x x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) October 3, 2018
Police say they were called by the London Ambulance Service at 10.42 am on Tuesday, October 2, to reports of a man injured on Albert Embankment in SE1.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his next have kin have been informed.
A spokesperson confirmed: “At this early stage in the investigation, it is believed he was hit by something falling from a building.
“The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10:38am yesterday (2 October) to Albert Embankment, SE1, to reports of an incident.
“We sent an incident response officer, two motorcycle responders, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew.
“Sadly, a person was dead at the scene.”
The tragic death happened next to the Corniche development of luxury high-rise flats.
A spokesperson for developer St James said:”It is with great sadness that we learnt of an incident at our Corniche development on Albert Embankment on Tuesday 2 October 2018, in which a man suffered fatal injuries.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family at this incredibly difficult time.
“We are investigating this incident as a matter of urgency and working with the emergency services to establish what happened.”