A 49-year-old man has suffered a fatal fall from his third-floor flat during an “aggravated burglary” in Kentish Town, London.
Police were called to reports of two men, at least one thought to be armed with a knife, forcing their way into a flat in Denyer House, Highgate Road, on Thursday night, according to an official statement.
By the time they arrived, the occupant had suffered what proved to be a deadly fall from the building. It is not clear whether he was thrown from it, fell during an escape attempt, or something else, but officers believe the break-in was a “targeted attack”.
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“Tragically a man has lost his life in what appears to have started as an aggravated burglary and ended in his death, after he fell from a third-floor window,” commented Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, of the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command.
“It is very early in the investigation, but I believe two men forced their way into the flat armed with at least one knife. This appears to be a targeted attack and there will be people out there who will know who is responsible… I need to hear from those people as a matter of urgency,” he added.
“We will be working around the clock to piece together the circumstances of this case and bring those responsible to justice.
“What we need now is for witnesses and people with information to do the right thing and contact us as a matter of urgency. Any information, no how matter how insignificant you think it is, will be treated in the strictest confidence and will assist us greatly in this investigation.”
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