Man arrested after incident on balcony of Stratford tower block

PUBLISHED: 18:43 04 October 2013 | UPDATED: 18:43 04 October 2013

Brimstone House in Stratford... scene of arrest

Brimstone House in Stratford... scene of arrest


Police have arrested a man this-afternoon at a tower block in east London after reports that someone was threatening to jump from a high-rise balcony.

Focus 15... scene of arrest at Stratford's Brimstone HouseFocus 15... scene of arrest at Stratford's Brimstone House

They were called to Stratford’s Brimstone House, known as the Focus E15 hostel for young singles in Victoria Street, off West Ham Lane, about 4pm this-afternoon.

Worried neighbours dialled 999 when they saw a man threatening to jump from the balcony of one of the bedsit apartments in the block.

Officers burst into the flat and are reported to have used a taser during the operation.

A man was arrested at the scene following a domestic incident and has been detained at a nearby police station in connection with allegations of ABH, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Tribute to man's mystery death at Brimstone HouseTribute to man's mystery death at Brimstone House

The man was treated by an ambulance crew, which was also called to the scene, before being taken away in a police car, it is understood.

The building, owned by East Thames Housing, has bedsit apartments occupied by single youngsters.

It was the scene of a mystery death last month when a man was said to have been found hanged from a balcony, according to neighbours.

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