Man dies after falling from Arndale Centre car park in Manchester

Road outside Arndale shopping centre car park closed while officers investigate scene

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A man has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in central Manchester.

Police were called to High Street, near the Market Street area of the city at 7.10am this morning.

A spokesperson for Great Manchester Police said officers had been called to the scene and that a man had fallen from the car park and struck the ground.

The man suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Passers by described the scene this morning on social media, with the area cordoned off by police tape and what appeared to be a body covered by a white blanket.

The street on which the incident took place has been closed this morning while police officers examine and document the scene, with the 112 and 118 buses on diversion.

The car park serves the Andale shopping centre, the largest shopping centre in Greater Manchester and one of the most popular in the UK, with 41m annual visitors.