Gay Couple Tragically Falls To Their Death At Construction Site
A young gay couple took a fatal fall in London this past weekend when they collapsed through the temporary walls surrounding a construction site and fell more than 20 feet to their deaths.
The “bizarre, tragic accident” happened near Euston station as British Transport Police officer Gavin Brewer, 32, and his boyfriend Stuart Meads, 34, who had worked on The Weakest Link, returned home from a night out.
An official source confirmed to the Standard that the men had leaned on boards round the building site on the corner of Hampstead Road and Netley Street. The boards then gave way.
The men fell into the hole — believed to be an uncovered roof light for a basement flat — and suffered fatal injuries. London Ambulance Service said both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Today their families both described the deaths at about 2.30am last Saturday as a “bizarre, tragic accident”.
The couple had been drinking on Friday night at the Black Cap in Camden. Stephen Baker, a friend of Mr Meads, said police had told his family the deaths were a “freak accident”.
Mr Baker added: “There is no question of attributing blame to them. It was just a freak accident that could have happened at 2 in the afternoon.”
He added: “They were a wonderful couple. They clearly cared for each other a great deal. They had just come back from a tour of Europe. They were very happy and in love, by all accounts.
According to a Scotland Yard spokesman: “Inquiries continue to establish how both men came to fall. At this stage it is not believed anyone else was involved in the incident.”