Police release e-fit of man who fell from plane into Clapham garden as officers seek to identify man

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Police release e-fit of man who fell from plane into Clapham garden as officers seek to identify man

Postby Community Editor » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:38 am

Detectives have released an e-fit image of a man whose body was found in south London after falling from the landing gear compartment of an aeroplane earlier this year.

As the Met seeks to identify the man, the e-fit was released alongside images of a bag that was found in the landing gear compartment when the plane landed at Heathrow Airport.

The strap of the bag had the distinctive lettering "MCA" written on it, and the bag also contained a small amount of Kenyan currency.

Officers believe the man to be Kenyan but are keeping an "open mind".  Police were called to Offerton Road, Clapham, on June 30 after a male body was discovered in a garden. The man was declared dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as "multiple injuries".

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and believe it occurred towards the end of a flight from Nairobi to Heathrow Airport.

The body is being held at a mortuary and once the investigation is complete an inquest can take place. Det Sgt Paul Graves 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 recognise him and make contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 5395 of June 30.

Photo credit: Police have released this e-fit of the man who fell from the plane ( Met Police )
  
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