Come in, the wa­ter’ s fine

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS - Man se­ri­ous af­ter Ox­ford Street fall

Al­most two-thirds of England’s bathing spots met “ex­cel­lent” stan­dards for wa­ter qual­ity this year, al­though it was down slightly on last year, of­fi­cial fig­ures show.

Some 270 (65.4%) beaches and des­ig­nated swim­ming lakes reached the high­est level of clean wa­ter un­der Euro­pean Union rules in 2017. A man be­lieved to be a win­dow cleaner is in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion af­ter fall­ing from a build­ing on Ox­ford Street in cen­tral Lon­don. Hor­ri­fied com­muters de­scribed see­ing blood on the pave­ment when the man, in his mid-40s, fell near Hare­wood Place.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 6.30am yes­ter­day. A spokesman for the Metropoli­tan Po­lice said: “A man in his 40s, be­lieved to be a win­dow cleaner, had fallen from a height.”

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