Appeal goes on to identify man who fell 24-storeys to his death at London hotel

PUBLISHED: 14:04 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:30 17 October 2017

Police are looking to identify this man after he died falling from Mayfair's Hilton building in 2014

Police are looking to identify this man after he died falling from Mayfair's Hilton building in 2014


He was known to travel around Crystal Palace

The three-year search to identify a man who died in central London has seen a new appeal issued today.

On March 20, 2014, police were called the Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, after an injured man was found on the fourth floor roof.

Officers and London Ambulance Service rushed to the hotel, less than 400metres away from Hyde Park, but the man, who was known to travel around Crystal Palace, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries established the man had fallen from the 28th floor and is being treated as non-suspicious.

But despite extensive enquiries lasting more than three years, Met Police officers have never been able to discover his identity.

Today, officers have released a computer-generated image in a bid to track down any family or friends he may have.

Upon his death, investigating officers checked the man’s Oyster Card, which had not been registered with Transport for London.

The check revealed he regularly travelled around the south London area, including Crystal Palace, Norwood and Streatham.

Police have described the deceased as black, aged between 40 and 50-years-old, with 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.

Police constable Gemma Scott, is attached to Westminster borough, and made a personal appeal for anyone who recognises the face depicted in the image to come forward.

She 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 efit 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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