Southport man tells how he missed the London helicopter crash by 4 minutes January 16th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport man tells how he missed the London helicopter crash by 4 minutes A Southport man today told how he missed the London helicopter crash by minutes. Gareth Mawdsley, 29, was commuting to work when the helicopter hit a crane and plummeted to the ground. Two people died and nine were injured in the central London horror at 8am this morning. Gareth who works for an Estate Letting Agency in Battersea first thought the power station had blown up but later realised a helicopter hit a crane. Gareth said: I passed the crash scene about 4 minutes before the accident happened, I’m really shocked, my thoughts are with the victims famlies at the present time. Former Merseyside Police Chief Constable and now Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe confirmed that there were two deaths, one person critically injured and a number of others with less serious injuries. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!