Independent investigation following death of a man in north-west London
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Tobias Terpilowski-Gill.
Police were called to Mr. Terpilowski-Gill’s mother’s address at Ryde House in Kilburn, North London, due to concerns about his welfare at 12.20pm on Sunday 21 December 2014. He was placed in handcuffs shortly after their arrival and arrangements were made to take him to hospital. Around 20 minutes later Mr. Terpilowski-Gill fell from the balcony of the building.
Mr. Terpilowski-Gill, who was 26 years old and from Kilburn, was taken to St Mary's Hospital by air ambulance and sadly died on Tuesday 23 December. A post-mortem conducted on 30 December confirmed his cause of death to be through head injury.
IPCC investigators attended the scene on 21 December and an independent investigation was declared. House-to-house enquiries and witness interviews have been conducted, CCTV footage of the incident has been seized and is being analysed.
An inquest was opened at Barnet Coroner’s Court on 14 January.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call 0800 151 0020 or email Rydehouse@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk.