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Mortlake plane-fall stowaway e-fit issued

E-fit of the stowaway
Image caption The man had a tattoo with the letters Z and G on it

An e-fit has been created of a man whose body fell from the undercarriage of a plane near Heathrow airport.

Police were called to Portman Avenue in Mortlake, south-west London, on 9 September following reports of the body find.

Officers have issued the image and photo of his tattoo in a bid to identify him.

Police believe he was an African man, aged between 20 and 30 years old and 5ft 4ins tall.

He was wearing jeans, a grey hoodie and white trainers.

Multiple injuries

His tattoo was on his left arm and includes an emblem with the letters Z and G.

It is possible he was from Angola, since he was found with the country's currency, and a flight from Luanda had passed over Mortlake prior to the body being found.

He was not a member of the crew or a passenger, a police spokesman said.

Officers are keen to identify the man so that next of kin can be informed.

A post-mortem examination indicated the man died from multiple injuries.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.

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