Man dies after plunging from second floor window trying to evade police

A man has died after falling from the second-floor window of a building while police were entering to make an arrest.

The man ‘exited the property’ as officers entered the building on George Lane, Folkestone, on Friday night, Kent Police said.

He plunged from the second floor window as officers were trying to arrest him, at around 10:30pm.

Local sources have said he tried to grab onto a drainpipe but fell.

South East Coast Ambulance Service took the man to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the force said.

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