Man plunged to death at air­port

Home­less per­son killed him­self at T5

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­

A HOME­LESS man leapt four floors to his death at Heathrow, an in­quest was told.

Marco Bric­co­cola jumped from the top floor at Ter­mi­nal 5 on the morn­ing of Fe­bru­ary 28 last year, land­ing out­side the staff en­trance to the Wind­sor Suite in ar­rivals.

An in­quest at West Lon­don Coro­ner’s Court on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 5 was told a pass­ing em­ployee ad­min­is­tered CPR but the 45-year-old was pro­nounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The court heard how the Ital­ian had trav­elled from his na­tive Rome to Lon­don in 2001 and had held a num­ber of jobs in the UK.

In 2004, he met his wife Pia and they had a son, but the mother and child re­turned to her fam­ily in In­dia and Mr Bric­co­cola never saw his son again, de­spite many trips to Cal­cutta. His mother-in­law re­fused to re­veal their where­abouts, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the de­ceased’s brother, Gi­ampiero.

The in­quest heard how Mr Bric­co­cola had been stopped by po­lice in Heathrow Ter­mi­nal 3 three days be­fore his death.

He ini­tially told of­fi­cers he was due to fly but later ad­mit­ted be­ing home­less and was ejected from the air­port.

Po­lice found a scrap of pa­per on his body with his wife’s name and an Ital­ian phone num­ber.

An­other piece of pa­per listed a prop­erty in New Road, Bed­font.

The land­lady there told po­lice she had agreed the day be­fore he died to let the prop­erty to him.

Se­nior coro­ner Chinyere Inyama recorded ver­dict of sui­cide.


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