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Jeering crowd urge suicidal man to jump from multi-storey car park

A crowd which stood and urged a suicidal man to take a jump and kill himself has been slammed by the police in the UK.

The police in the UK have come hard on a group of jeering onlookers who mocked and encouraged a man to dare to jump down from a multi-story car park to his death.

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And the man who was reported to be in 40s, duly leaped to his death.

The West Mercia police described the actions of the baying mob as appalling as they took photos and videos of the man dangling on the building.

Witnesses revealed some members of the public gathered before shouting 'Get on with it', 'Go on, jump,' with somd even asking: 'How far can you bounce?'

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Officers were called to the scene outside the busy Southwater shopping centre in Telford, Shrops., at around 1pm.

Despite specialist negotiators attempts to talk him down, the man jumped to his death from the car park at 3.40pm.

Inspector Ben Smith, from the force's operational control centre, said he was shocked by the sickening comments hurled at the vulnerable victim.

He said:

"Obviously we would certainly not be supportive of that kind of behaviour. It is pretty appalling because it is someone who is clearly in need of support and assistance. That behaviour is something we would condemn.

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Clearly what that individual needed was time and space and a professional to help them out."

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