Man dies after falling from Archway Bridge

Ham&High reports… Emergency services were called to the Hornsey Lane Bridge, which straddles Archway Road, at 3.30pm on Tuesday, after receiving reports that a man had fallen.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “London Ambulance Service attended but the man was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate the man’s next of kin.”

It is now 18 years since the campaign began for urgent safety improvements to the bridge.

On February 11, a teenager was seriously injured after falling onto the busy main road below.

Long-awaited safety measures for the bridge were due to start at the end of this month after it was signed off by Islington and Haringey councils in September, though they may not be finished until later this summer.

Haringey Council will be overseeing the work.

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