London

Isle of Dogs building site wall collapse kills man

Former Anchor and Hope pub
Image caption The wall collapse happened on the site of the former Anchor and Hope pub

A man has died after a wall collapsed on the construction site of a former pub in east London.

The wall came down on the Anchor and Hope pub on Westferry Road on the Isle of Dogs, just before 09:00 GMT.

Police said the man, believed to be in his 30s, died from his injuries.

The London Ambulance Service said: "Sadly, despite extensive efforts to resuscitate the patient, a man was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor from London's Air Ambulance."

A local resident said the pub was being converted into flats.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and police officers from Tower Hamlets are on scene.