Mystery as man and woman die after fall from south London tower block

'Evidence at the flat and a possible disturbance at the flat prior to the fall leads us to believe there are suspicious circumstances,' says Detective Inspector Phil Coster

Toyin Owoseje@toyinreports
Saturday 10 November 2018 10:50
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Police are investigating the deaths of man and woman killed in fall from a block of flats in Camberwell.
Police are investigating the deaths of man and woman killed in fall from a block of flats in Camberwell.

The deaths of a man and woman who who fell from a block of flats in south London are being treated as suspicious, police said.

Reneta Poncova and Tony Taylor, both 33, died after falling from the eighth floor of the building in Camberwell on the night of 2 November.

Paramedics tried to save the pair but they were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem found both had died as a result of multiple injuries "consistent with having fallen from height".

Detective Inspector Phil Coster said: "Evidence at the flat and a possible disturbance at the flat prior to the fall leads us to believe there are suspicious circumstances. We need witnesses to come forward to help us build a picture of what happened before these deaths. If you know anything please call us."

He added: "I am appealing for anyone who knew Renata Poncova and Tony Taylor, and had contact with them in the days before their deaths, to call police. I also need to speak with anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious either during on leading up to the deaths."

He urged witnesses to come forward to help us build a picture of what happened before these deaths, adding "If you know anything please call us."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8358 0400 or 101 quoting reference CAD 9264/02NOV. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestopers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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