A popular but troubled Portsmouth Great Grandfather, who passed away at the weekend, has been named by his family. He has been named locally as Nick Sibley
Emergency services were called to Nickleby House in All Saints Road at just after 4pm on Saturday, after reports of a man falling from the 15th storey of the tower block.
In a family statement from daughters Charlotte Downs, Victoria Wallace and Emily Snelling, they said, “As people are already speculating we wanted to officially let people know. It’s with great sadness that it was in fact our dad, Nick Sibley, who took his life on Saturday in Buckland.
“We’re all still trying to come to terms with it and would appreciate no gossiping etc while we do this…We will let people know arrangements in due course,” the sisters said.
Hampshire police confirmed the man had died and the death was being treated as non-suspicious.
Family and friends have also paid tribute to Mr Sibley today.
Posting on Facebook, Valerie Davison said: ‘Charlotte I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news, you did your very best for him, and if there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let me know, he is at peace now, and free from all troubles. Rest in peace my dear nephew Nick.’
Fiona Rutherford added: ‘My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Charlotte, this is so sad. Stay strong.’