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Police appeal in bid to identify man who died in hotel fall

‘This is a sad case…it’s possible his family do not know he’s dead’

31 October, 2017

The police efit of the mystery man

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

The mystery goes back to March 20, 2014, when officers were called to the Hilton in Park Lane after a man was found injured on a fourth floor roof. He was pronounced dead at the scene and it was later established that he had fallen from the 28th floor of a higher block.

But despite extensive enquiries, the police say they have been unable to identify the man. Now they have released an e-fit image in the hope that a family member or friend recognises him.

A check of the man’s Oyster card – which was not registered with Transport for London – revealed that he regularly travelled around the south London area, specifically Norwood, Crystal Palace and Streatham.

The man is described as black and aged between 40 and 50 years old. He had a medium build and 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, from Westminster Borough, 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 e-fit to come forward and speak with us so that we can finally put a name to him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 07917 517799 or via 101.

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