A MAN was pronounced dead by police earlier this morning after he fell from a building in Warminster High Street.

At around 3.20am, Wiltshire Police received a call saying that a man was at the top of a building and members of the public were worried about his safety.

On arrival, the police tried to talk the 24-year-old local man down but tragically he fell to his death. 

Road closures have been in place between Portway roundabout and traffic lights at Weymouth Street in the town centre by police.

Floral tributes have been laid the building, next to St Lawrence Chapel, as people have paid their respects in light of the incident.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident in Warminster.

“Officers attended the Market Place in Warminster following reports of a concern for a man’s for safety.

“On arrival, officers attempted to speak with the man, who had climbed to the top of a derelict building, but unfortunately he fell and died at the scene.

“The man has yet to be formally identified. His family have been made aware and are thoughts with them at this difficult time.

“In the interests of transparency, Wiltshire Police has sought advice from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and confirm that a referral will be made.

“Anyone with any information, or was in the area at the time of the incident, is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.”