Thursday, June 30, 2011

Man decapitated after falling 'on railings' from fourth floor window - 30th June 2011

A police inquiry is underway after a 32-year-old man was found decapitated after falling from a fourth floor window.

Emergency services were called to the address in West Kensington at 9.26pm last night and the man was confirmed dead at the scene.

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, claimed that man’s head had been severed on railings.

He told the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle: ‘I spoke to a man who said he had seen it all. He was in a dreadful state, crying and screaming. He said it was the most horrific thing imaginable.’

Another added: ‘I was woken by the sound of sirens and screaming. There were huge numbers of police officers and when I heard what had happened I felt sick to my stomach.

‘I don’t know anyone in that block but it seems shocking that something like that should happen there.’

The victim is believed to have fallen from the upper window of a four storey house that had been converted to flats.

A police spokesman confirmed: ‘The body was decapitated, seemingly on descent.’

His next-of-kin are aware, although police are waiting for formal identification.

The death is believed to be non-suspicious and an inquest is set to open today at Fulham Coroner’s Court. Source