Woman dies in Coq d’Argent fall

A woman fell to her death from the roof terrace of French restaurant Coq d'Argent in the City on Tuesday night when she is reported to have taken a sip of wine before stepping over the edge of the terrace, plunging approximately 80 feet to the ground. The woman, believed to have been Asian and in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, a short distance from Bank underground station. Her name has not been released by police. It is thought to be the third such death in five years. The restaurant, which opened in August 1998, specialises in French cooking. David Loewi, managing director of D&D London, which owns Coq d'Argent, said: “It is a very sad case, but we cannot comment further as a police investigation is under way."