High rise flats fall treated as suicide

Shaftesbury House Flats, on Cardigan Road, Intake was the place of a believed suicide bid last week. Picture: Andrew Roe
Shaftesbury House Flats, on Cardigan Road, Intake was the place of a believed suicide bid last week. Picture: Andrew Roe

A MAN is believed to have committed suicide after jumping from a high-rise block of flats.

The 33-year-old was found on the street in Cardigan Road, Intake, after plunging from Shaftesbury House flats.

Police are working with St Leger Homes, which manages 21,000 homes for Doncaster Council including the Intake flats, to investigate the incident.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed the man’s death was a “believed suicide” bid.

She said: “Police were notified of an incident on Cardigan Road, Intake.

“A body of a 33-year-old man had been found on the street.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

Susan Jordan, chief executive at St Leger Homes of Doncaster, added: “We can confirm that there was an incident at Shaftesbury House in Intake, on Saturday, May 14.

“As always, we are supporting and helping the police as much as we can in their investigations.”