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Police release e-fit of man found dead in London after falling from plane – Sky News, Sky.com


             

Police have released an e-fit image of a man whose body was found in south London after he fell from a plane.

The image of the victim has been released alongside photos of a bag that was discovered in the landing gear compartment of the aircraft.

The plane landed at Heathrow Airport on 30 June.

Distinctive lettering spelling “MCA” features on the strap of the bag which also contains a small amount of Kenyan currency.

The e-fit shows a logo on a top that the man had been wearing.

The Metropolitan Police are still trying to establish the man’s identity.

  

Police have shared image of what was found in the landing gear of the aircraft. Pic: Met Police

      

Image:        Police have shared images of what was found in the jet’s landing gear. Pic: Met Police      

Officers believe he was Kenyan but are keeping an open mind.

Police were called at 3: 39 pm on Sunday 30 June to a home in Offerton Road, Clapham, after a body was discovered in a garden.

Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service.

  

E-fit

      

Image:        The e-fit shows a logo on a top that the man had been wearing      

The body of a man, believed to be aged in his 30 s, was found.

A post-mortem examination held on 3 July gave his cause of death as multiple injuries.

  

Officers have also released an image of a bag found in the plane's landing gear. Pic: Met Police

      

Image:        Officers have also released an image of a bag found in the plane’s landing gear. Pic: Met Police      

The man is believed to have fallen from the landing gear compartment as the aircraft approached Heathrow.

The flight was a Kenyan Airways flight from Nairobi.

The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and the police have said they are liaising with the coroner.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Central South Command Unit are investigating.

The body is being held at a mortuary.

  

The letters MCA were scrawled on the strap of the bag. Pic: Met Police

      

Image:        The letters MCA were scrawled on the strap of the bag. Pic: Met Police      

Once the investigation is complete a file will be produced for the coroner and an inquest can take place.

Detective Sergeant Paul Graves, of the south central command unit, said: “We have pursued a number of lines of inquiry in what has been a very sad incident to investigate.

“This man has a family somewhere who need to know what has happened to their loved one.

“Our investigation has included liaison with the authorities in Kenya, from where the flight took off, but so far our efforts to identify this man have proved fruitless.

” I hope by releasing this e-fit someone known to the deceased will recognize him and make contact. “

:: Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting the reference number CAD 5395 / (June.)

    

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