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Couple die in flat fall in Camberwell

Detectives in Southwark are appealing for information and witnesses after a man and woman died after falling from high-storey block of flats in south-east London.

Police were called at 11.44pm on Friday, 2 November, to reports of a man and a woman injured believed to have fallen from height in Marchwood Close, Camberwell, SE5.

Officers attended and administered emergency first aid prior to London Ambulance Service arriving.

Both people were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 12.30am on Saturday, 3 November.

They have been formally identified as Renata Poncova and Tony Taylor, both aged 33, who lived together in an eighth floor flat at Marchwood Close.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday, 7 November found the causes of death to be multiple injuries consistent with having fallen from height.

The incident is being treated as suspicious, however we are not looking for anyone else as part of our investigation.

An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances, led by Detective Inspector Phil Coster.

DI Coster said: “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.

“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.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call the incident room on 020 8358 0400 or 101 quoting reference CAD 9264/02NOV.

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