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.

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