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‘Man falls from building’ as two die in Manchester city centre

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Two people have died in Manchester as a man reportedly fell from a building and a second person is found dead in a hotel.

Police were called to Portland Street in the city centre shortly after 5.30am today to reports that a man had fallen from a building.

A man in his 20s sadly died at the scene.

Officers investigating the incident gained entry to a room in the Britannia hotel and found another man who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Silver Street in the city centre remains closed.

Detective Chief Inspector, Amber Waywell, of GMP’s Major Incident team, said: “We are currently working to establish exactly what has happened to lead to the death of both these men.

“We have a team of officers at the scene, and Silver Street in the city centre will remain closed as we carry out our investigations.

“If you have any information related to this incident, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, I would urge you to get in touch with police.”

:: Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 261 of 26/09/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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