UPDATE: Man dies falling from Plumstead building - one day after police incident

Man dies falling from Plumstead building - one day after police incident

Man dies falling from Plumstead building - one day after police incident

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Investigations are underway after a man plunged to his death from a Plumstead building - one day after police dealt with a disturbance involving him.

On Saturday (August 30) Greenwich police were called at 3.42pm to reports of a person having fallen from a building in Herbert Road.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a 34-year-old man suffering from serious head injuries. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service shortly afterwards.

Although the victim's next of kin have been informed, the man has not yet been formally identified. His death, however, is not being treated as suspicious.

Police have revealed that they dealt with reports of a disturbance involving the same man on August 29 - one day before he died. 

Greenwich police say they were called to Edgehill Care Home in Edge Hill at 6.49pm that day following concerns for the man's welfare.

A spokesman for the police said: "Officers attended and subsequently spoke with a male near the care home and helped him gain entry to his home address."

However, a spokesman for the care home denied that the victim had a link to them. He told News Shopper:  "It's nothing whatsoever to do with the care home."

Officers from Greenwich and the Met's Directorate of Professional Standard are investigating the incident.

And a spokesman for Greenwich police added that the Independent Police Complaints Commission had been informed "as a matter of course".

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12:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

mumcabs says...

How tragic - poor man. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
How tragic - poor man. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. mumcabs
  • Score: 10

4:15pm Mon 1 Sep 14

ElthamNo1 says...

Hope your in a better place now mate.

Thoughts to all your family.
Hope your in a better place now mate. Thoughts to all your family. ElthamNo1
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

mouthalmighty says...

This is so sad. Condolences to his friends and family.
This is so sad. Condolences to his friends and family. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 0
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