Woman killed by falling window debris in Mayfair is named


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A woman crushed to death by falling masonry in front of horrified onlookers has been named by police.

Amanda Telfer was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by building debris, believed to be a concrete window frame, in Hanover Square, Central London, on Thursday.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said police were working alongside the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to try to establish what happened.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday and gave the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner's Court on Wednesday at 9.30am.

At the request of the family, no further details about Ms Telfer are being released by the Metropolitan Police.

An air ambulance, two cycle responders, two ambulance crews and members of the hazardous area response team were sent to the scene and extensive efforts were made to resuscitate Ms Telfer following the incident.