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Police seeking to identify man who died after falling from hotel three years ago

“It is still possible that his family do not know that he has died.”

The computer-generated (efit) image
The computer-generated (efit) image
Image: Metropolitan Police

DETECTIVES IN LONDON are appealing for help to identify a man who died after falling from a hotel more than three years ago.

Police were called at around 12.15am on 20 March 2014 to the London Hilton on Park Lane to reports of an injured man on the fourth floor roof.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was established that he had fallen from the 28th floor. His death is being treated as non-suspicious.

Despite extensive enquiries, officers have been unable to identify the man and have today released a computed-generated image, also known as an efit, of him in the hope that a family member or friend recognises him.

The man’s Oyster card, which is used for public transport in London, was not registered but revealed he regularly travelled around the south London area, specifically Norwood, Crystal Palace and Streatham.

‘Very sad case’ 

The man was aged between 40 and 50 years, was of a medium build and had cropped black hair.

At the time of his death, he was wearing a black Lonsdale fleece jacket, a white shirt with light pink and blue large checks, a white vest, grey/brown suit trousers with a black belt, grey socks and black loafers.

PC Gemma Scott said: “This is a very sad case in which not only has a man lost his life, but it is still possible that his family do not know that he has died.

“I would urge anyone who recognises the man from the efit to come forward and speak with us so that we can finally put a name to him.”

More information can be read here.

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