Man dies after leap from roof of St George's shopping centre, Harrow

A man died after jumping from a shopping centre car park.

The man is believed to have jumped from St George's Shopping Centre car park in Harrow shortly before 9.55am on Saturday.

London Air Ambulance attended the scene Kymberley Road, where police had been called to reports of an injured man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services worked. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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4:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Sonoo Malkani says...

This is terribly sad and has not been the first time someone has attempted to jump from St George's Centre,regrettably successfully on this occasion.The authorities need to consider actions to make it impossible for this kind of tragedy to recur,however difficult it may seem.
This is terribly sad and has not been the first time someone has attempted to jump from St George's Centre,regrettably successfully on this occasion.The authorities need to consider actions to make it impossible for this kind of tragedy to recur,however difficult it may seem. Sonoo Malkani

5:35pm Mon 9 Dec 13

jackdaw says...

There have been reports of previous jumpers from the St Georges Centre. What measures have been taken by the Town Centre Manager and the Health and Safety Department of the Council to ensure this does not happen again?
The distress to this person's family can only be imagined. Also the disruption to Harrow town centre involving the emergency services and closing the shopping centre must have a huge impact on the reputation of a centre.
I wonder how many horrified witnesses there were to this incident. There must be a meeting called between those responsible for safety at St Georges to find a solution to this problem once and for all. St Georges must be seen as a safe place to shop.
There have been reports of previous jumpers from the St Georges Centre. What measures have been taken by the Town Centre Manager and the Health and Safety Department of the Council to ensure this does not happen again? The distress to this person's family can only be imagined. Also the disruption to Harrow town centre involving the emergency services and closing the shopping centre must have a huge impact on the reputation of a centre. I wonder how many horrified witnesses there were to this incident. There must be a meeting called between those responsible for safety at St Georges to find a solution to this problem once and for all. St Georges must be seen as a safe place to shop. jackdaw

7:06pm Mon 9 Dec 13

laura2339 says...

i was one of the witnesses of this incident and it was horrific to see. the man landed just metres away from me. i was only on my way to work around the corner. im just glad there were no children around at the time as it would have traumatized them for life, i totally agree that they need to do something about this. apparently it is a hot spot for suicide and that was paramedics that were treating me for shock that told me that so they all know. just a matter of time till something happens about it now hopefully.
i was one of the witnesses of this incident and it was horrific to see. the man landed just metres away from me. i was only on my way to work around the corner. im just glad there were no children around at the time as it would have traumatized them for life, i totally agree that they need to do something about this. apparently it is a hot spot for suicide and that was paramedics that were treating me for shock that told me that so they all know. just a matter of time till something happens about it now hopefully. laura2339

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