Woman was ‘crying and screaming’ next to body of man who fell six storeys to his death from London building as female in her 20s is arrested on suspicion of murder
- Man plunged to his death from a building in North Finchley at 3.30pm yesterday
- The Metropolitan Police arrested a woman a short distance from the scene
- She was arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by detectives
A woman was seen ‘crying and screaming’ next to the body of a fatally injured man moments after he fell six storeys to his death.
The man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene after plummeting six floors in North Finchley, north London, yesterday afternoon.
A woman in her 20s was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Scotland Yard detectives confirmed the man fell from a height – and this morning an open window was seen on the building’s six storey
A tarpaulin behind police tape covers the base of the building this morning after the man fell yesterday
Bystanders saw eight or nine police cars at the scene along with two or three ambulances.
Naik Mohammad, 19, a barber who works at Star Professional Hair Stylist opposite the block of flats, said: ‘I didn’t see how he fell down, but I saw him on the floor.
‘I looked over and saw that he was on the ground and one of our customers went outside and I think he was the one who called the police.
‘After about one minute a woman came down and started crying and screaming, and someone took her to the corner to help her calm down.
‘I saw all the blood all over the pavement. I gave a towel to someone and they put it over the body.
‘I couldn’t sleep all last night. The whole night I was just too scared.’
Pointing towards a shape under a blue tarpaulin at the foot of the apartment block, he added: ‘That’s still the body there.
‘There were a lot of police yesterday. There were about eight or nine police cars and two or three ambulances.’
A police cordon remains in place with officers guarding the front door of the apartment block.
Other police, not wearing uniform, have been going in and out of the building. The window that the man fell from remains swung wide open and a light is on inside the flat.
The open window on the six storey of the tower block in North Finchley, London
A Met spokesman said: Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 3.20pm on Wednesday, February 12, to a critically injured man.
‘Officers attended the location. It was reported that a man had fallen from height. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘A post-mortem examination and formal identification will be arranged in due course. Officers are in the process of identifying and notifying next of kin – we are not releasing further information about the man at present.
‘A woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested near to the scene. She has been taken into custody at a north London police station.
The death was assessed as suspicious and the woman arrested on suspicion of murder. Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances. A crime scene has been put in place.’
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 4636/feb12.
The scene yesterday, with police around the entrance to the tower block and the man’s body covered by a red blanket