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Man dies after being crushed by telescopic urinal in London’s West End

A maintenance worker has died after being crushed by a telescopic urinal in central London.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Cambridge Circus in the West End just after 1pm today to reports of a “seriously injured” man.

In a statement on Twitter the Metropolitan Police said: “We’re sorry to have to update that, despite the efforts of emergency services, the man who was critically injured in Cambridge Circus was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed. Cordons remain in place at the location.”

Emergency services worked to free the man. Pic: KetoCancerQueen

Firefighters, ambulance crews and an air ambulance were deployed at 1.05pm and police were called five minutes later.

A view of the scene from the Sky News helicopter
A view of the scene from the Sky News helicopter

Roads in the area have been closed.


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