Post-mortem on man who fell from County Mall, Crawley


A post-mortem following the death of a man who fell from the roof of County Mall was due to take place today (Tuesday September 1).

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the man, 20, from South London, was in a ‘distressed’ state before he fell to his death at 11.50pm on Tuesday last week (August 25).

A spokesman said he came from Streatham, South London. An inquest into the death was expected to open next week, where he would be named.

Police and paramedics were called at 10.44pm after a man was seen on the roof of the building.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “A 20-year-old man from South London was on the roof, which is 200 feet up.

“He was in a distressed state and local police officers went to a nearby vantage point on the building and began to speak to him.

“However at 11.50pm he fell from the roof to the ground and despite the efforts of local police officers and paramedics he tragically died at the scene.

“Police will be preparing a report for the West Sussex Coroner, for an inquest in due course.”

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