March 18, 2019

Mental patient jumps to death in London

Mental patient jumps to death in London

A Nigerian battling mental illness identified as Osazuwa Otote committed suicide by jumping to his death in Canary Wharf, London.

It was garnered that Otote, originally from Benin, escaped from his carer and jumped, landing on his head towards the Tube doors.

Paramedics tried to revive Otote, who was known as Phillip, but he was declared dead at the scene from head and throat injuries.

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The 32-year-old had been living in the Cygnet Health Care high dependency mental health unit in Lewisham, south London.

Poplar Coroner Mary Hassell adjourned the inquest until July for further investigation.

A second man, believed to be in his fifties, fell to his death less than 24 hours later in the Canary Wharf shopping centre, which is just a few minutes walk from where Otote died.

Jordan Bruin, a manager at a nearby clothing shop, described hearing “the loudest bang and a lot of screaming” at 8:40 am on Tuesday.

London Air Ambulance was scrambled to the scene but was unable to save the man.


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