Window cleaner seriously hurt falling from building in London’s Oxford Street

A man thought to be a window cleaner is in a serious condition after falling from a building in London’s Oxford Street.

The man, believed to be in his mid-40s, fell from a building near Harewood Place at about 6.30am on Tuesday.

He was rushed to a central London hospital for treatment as horrified passers-by described seeing blood on the pavement.

One tweeted: "There’s a lorry stopped on the pavement in Oxford Street, police all around it and blood on the floor."

Another wrote: "Guy fell off the building (window cleaner) alive but badly injured."

One said they "saw the ropes" from the window cleaning equipment.

Spencer Jones said the incident took place about 200m from Oxford Circus station, outside the New Balance shop.

He said: "I didn’t witness the accident, I got off a bus and walked past. There was a 7.5 tonne lorry parked up on the pavement, lots of clothes and a suitcase all scattered behind the lorry.

"There was quite a bit of blood around the back of the lorry."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed a man had "fallen from a height".

He said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.

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