Fatal balcony fall in Sydney CBD

A woman has died after falling from a hotel balcony in Sydney’s CBD last night.

Just after 8pm (Friday 22 May 2020), emergency services were called to a hotel on Sussex Street, following reports a woman had fallen from a tenth floor balcony.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and found the body of a woman on a level one rooftop.

She was declared deceased and is yet to be formally identified, however, is believed to be aged 45.

A crime scene has been established which continues to be forensically examined.

A 48-year-old man – known to the woman – was arrested at the scene and taken to Day Street Police Station. He has since been released pending further investigation.

Detectives have established Strike Force Cumulus to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and are appealing for anyone with information or who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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