Man, 33, falls to death from building during manhunt for Hammersmith bar attack suspect

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Stock image: West London’s Hammersmith Bridge (PA Archive)
Stock image: West London’s Hammersmith Bridge (PA Archive)

A young man plummeted to his death from a building site as police carried out a manhunt for a London bar attack suspect nearby.

Police were alerted to reports of a man acting aggressively at a bar on The Broadway in Hammersmith at 2.45am on Sunday.

It was reported the man had assaulted a number of people before escaping the scene.

Soon after, police found a man had fallen from a nearby building site.

The man was pronounced dead at just after 3am.

His family have been informed and a post-morterm will be carried out.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan police said: “Police began a search of the area to track down the man.

“A short time later officers became aware of a 33-year-old man who had fallen from height on a nearby building site. They carried out emergency first aid until the arrival of paramedics.”

The statement added: “As is routine in these circumstances, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed. The Health and Safety Executive has also been made aware.”

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