A man has been killed after he fell from a balcony in Southampton.

Police were called at 8.47pm on Friday to reports that a man had suffered a fall from a flat balcony at Centenary Plaza in Southampton.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after being called.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man, whose age has not been revealed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation has now been launched to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.

The emergency service commotion was seen by a number of residents in the area and caused many to wonder what had happened.

On Saturday morning, police forensics were seen in the area carrying out enquiries, photographing the building and nearby areas.

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A 43-year-old woman who lives nearby said: “At first we didn’t know what happened so everyone was curious as to why there were so many people there.

"It was very sad because you just don’t know the circumstances around and what led to this.

“I don’t know what I would do if something like that happened to someone in my family.”

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Another resident told the Echo a marquee was being set up in the wind during Friday night’s incident.

She said: “I looked out at 9.45pm as I heard the police tape rattling from the wind. There were 8 firefighters and a Hampshire fire and rescue marquee set up.

"The firefighters left that part of the scene just after 10pm and police remained.

"I did wonder why there wasn’t a bigger police presence.

"A police officer came to the door at 10.30pm asking if had we witnessed the incident itself which we hadn’t."

Following the news, many took to social media to express their sadness.

One user, Terry Goodman said: “Heartbreaking news for his family. Rest in peace.”

Catherine Edbrook added: "Sad for this man’s family."