man dies in fall as armed raiders break into camden flat

Man dies in fall as armed raiders break into Camden flat

Sheiku AdamsImage copyright Met Police
Image caption Sheiku Adams died after falling out of the window of his third-floor flat in Camden

A man has died in a fall from a third-floor flat after knife-wielding burglars broke into his home, police said.

Sheiku Adams, 49, was pronounced dead in hospital at 23:56 BST on Thursday after he was found outside Denyer House in Highgate Road, Camden, north London.

Police believe two men forced their way into Mr Adams’ flat at about 21:00 before he fell out of the window.

No arrests have been made and inquiries continue, the Metropolitan Police said.

‘Targeted attack’

Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh, leading the investigation, said: “Tragically a man has lost his life in what appears to have started as an aggravated burglary and ended in his death, after he fell from a third-floor window.

“It is very early in the investigation, but I believe two men forced their way into the flat armed with at least one knife.

“This appears to be a targeted attack. We are appealing to any local residents who saw two men loitering around the area before 21:00 to come forward.”

Mr Adams’s next-of-kin have been informed of his death. A post-mortem examination will be held at a later date.