Following the tragic incident at Tricorn House, council officers contacted the owners of the building with an urgent request to secure the building. The owners have agreed and all access points will be blocked off by officers today, Monday.
“The Council does not own Tricorn House, so has limited statutory powers but we feel the sense of loss and anger in our community, and we want to help stop anything like this from happening again, said Council Leader Doina Cornell. “On behalf of all councillors and council officers, we send our deepest condolences to the family of the young man who died, and the community of which he was such a big part.”
SDC Neighbourhood Wardens are stepping up patrols in the area, working alongside officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary.
As local people will know, the council has granted planning permission for several schemes for the site although none have progressed. In recent months, the council has been working with Siobhan Baillie MP to liaise with the owners on progressing the site’s redevelopment.
We will continue to assist the police with their ongoing investigation where required.