Man dies after falling from a building on Newgate

Date published: 22 February 2021

A man has died after falling from a building on Newgate yesterday (Sunday 21 February).

Newgate was cordoned off whilst emergency services were in attendance.

Police have confirmed the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were called around 3.55pm on Sunday 21 February to a report that a man had fallen from a building on Newgate, Rochdale.

"Emergency services attended and the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

No further information has been released by police.

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