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Pictured: 49-year-old Man who fell to his death from third-floor window trying to 'escape armed


A man who fell to his death from a third-floor window while trying to ‘escape armed men who broke into his flat’ during burglary in Camden has been named, Metro reported.

Sheiku Adams was identified by police as Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation following the aggravated burglary.

Police were called on Thursday around 9pm to reports of people forcing entry to a flat in Denyer House, Highgate Road.

The 49-year-old was found on the ground outside the flat after neighbours reported disturbance.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: ‘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.

‘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 for the events that led to Sheiku’s death; I need to hear from those people as a matter of urgency.

‘We need to understand the circumstances as to how Sheiku came to fall out of the window and we are appealing to any local residents who saw two men loitering around the area before 9pm to come forward.

‘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.’

Adams was taken to a north London hospital where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.

The London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance were called. Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or call 101 quoting CAD 7474/25Oct.

Culled from Metro

My view: That's shocking, it's sad and strange that he couldn't call the police before he fell to his death. It looks like a targeted attack.