An investigation has been launched after a man jumped from the roof of Asda in Bexleyheath on Friday afternoon (May 11).

The man, in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital after hurling himself off the 30ft building, reportedly after claiming the NHS had killed his baby.

He had been standing on the roof of the building for about an hour and a half before jumping and was pictured carrying what appeared to be a knife.

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Emergency services closed off Bexleyheath Broadway while attempting to coax him down. Met Police confirmed to News Shopper the man is still in critical condition.

Now the Independent Office for Police Conduct has announced it is launching an investigation into the incident.

A spokesman from IOPC said: “The IOPC has launched an investigation following an incident in Bexleyheath.

“A referral was made to us by the Metropolitan Police Service after a man believed to be in his 30s fell from the roof of an Asda supermarket on Broadway, Bexleyheath and an independent investigation was launched a short time later.

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“Our investigators have deployed to the scene to begin gathering evidence and will be attending post incident procedures."

The troubled man's identity has not been confirmed.