Search

Mystery marks on suspect

PUBLISHED: 16:45 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 25 August 2010

STRANGULATON marks were found on the neck of a man who stopped breathing when police tried to stop him falling from a bridge.

STRANGULATON marks were found on the neck of a man who stopped breathing when police tried to stop him falling from a bridge.

A 24-year-old Romanian remains in a critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, after he was chased by police outside Eltham Rail Station on October 26.

The suspected credit card fraudster jumped a fence facing directly over the Rochester Way dual carriageway, where he was left hanging helplessly to a ledge by his fingertips.

Greenwich Police said officers held the struggling man by his arms through the fence to save him from falling before the fire brigade could rescue and resuscitate him.

But a Times source revealed that 'strangulation' marks were found around the victim's neck.

Greenwich borough commander, Chris Jarratt, said: "There is nothing I have seen to suggest anything improper was done. Marks could have come from his clothes or for many reasons. Remember you are talking about carrying a dead weight."

The incident is being investigated by Detective Chief Inspector Alex Gibbs of the Directorate of Professional Standards.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists