The body of a suspected stowaway fell from a plane and landed one metre away from a man sunbathing in his back garden in south London.
Initially, the police believed the body to be that of a man because it was too mangled. The police also understood that he had fallen from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways flight as it prepared to land at Heathrow Airport
The Telegraph reports that Scotland Yard launched an appeal to find the man, including an e-fit and details about the items he was carrying, leading him to be identified by family and friends in Kenya.
An investigation by Sky News concluded the victim was likely to be Paul Manyasi, a cleaner who worked for little pay at Jomo Kenyatta International airport.
His girlfriend told the broadcaster she had last seen him on the morning of June 30 while they were both working together at the airport.
Mr Manyasi’s parents confirmed they also saw the likeness in the e-fit and believed the items found by police had belonged to their son.
The impact of the man’s body left a dent in the garden and smashed paving stones. Picture: Metropolitan Police