E-fit released in bid to identify Clapham plane-fall man

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Police are looking for help to identify a man who fell out of a plane from Kenya into a garden in London.

Officers were called to an address in Offerton Road, Clapham, in June, where the body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was found.

He is thought to have fallen from the landing gear compartment of the aircraft headed for Heathrow Airport.

Scotland Yard has released an e-fit image of the man.

The force said it believed the man was Kenyan but was “keeping an open mind”.

This rucksack was found in the landing gear compartment of the aircraft the man fell from. Image copyright: Met Police

Officers also released images of a bag which was found in the landing gear compartment when the plane landed.

The bag contained a small amount of Kenyan currency and had a strap with “MCA” written on it, the Metropolitan Police said.

two bottles, pair of shoes, rucksack and coins
These items were found in the rucksack. Image copyright: Met Police

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.”

The force said the man’s death was not being treated as suspicious.

bag strap with letters MCA
The bag had “MCA” written on its strap. Image copyright: Met Police

Main image copyright: Met Police

First published: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50088800


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