Leeds & West Yorkshire

Two killed in fall from Clyde Court flats in Leeds

Scene of deaths at Clyde Court
Image caption Police said the pair had fallen from windows shortly after officers entered the flat

A man and a woman have been killed in a 250ft (76m) fall from a block of flats in Leeds.

Police were called to a flat in Clyde Court, Wortley, shortly after 04:00 BST on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said the 20-year-old woman and 23-year-old man fell shortly after officers entered the flat.

He said the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had been informed because of the involvement of officers just before the deaths.

The area outside the main entrance to the 16-storey block was cordoned off on Wednesday as forensic examinations were carried out.

Image caption Police said the pair fell about 250ft (76m) from windows at Clyde Court

The West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "At 4.08am today, police received a call from a flat in Clyde Court, Leeds, that made them concerned for the welfare of the two occupants.

"A short time later, officers entered the property and a 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man fell from two windows to the ground below.

"Attempts were made to resuscitate them but they were both pronounced dead at the scene.

"The circumstances surrounding their deaths are being investigated. However, the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

"Due to there having been police involvement immediately prior to the deaths, the force's professional standards department has been informed, as has the Independent Police Complaints Commission."

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