A man died when he was impaled on a large shard of glass after throwing a woman through the window of a shop in the West End of London early Tuesday morning.
The 30-year-old victim was seen arguing with the woman in the Regent Street area of London’s West End shortly after 2 a.m.
Witnesses told police he hurled the woman against the window of a branch of Banana Republic up to three times. After several blows, the glass shattered and the couple fell through, leaving the man fatally wounded.
Members of the public flagged down a police patrol, which went to the shop at the junction of Regent Street and Great Marlborough Street.
Paramedics also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination will take place Tuesday.
The woman, also 30, was taken to hospital for treatment to multiple cuts, none of which was thought to be life-threatening.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 2:15 a.m., officers on patrol were informed by a member of the public of an altercation in Great Marlborough Street.
“When officers arrived at Great Marlborough Street, they found a male, believed to have gone through the window of a shop. A woman was also found at the scene, suffering cuts."