Telford death jump: Family tribute to 'loving young man'

Image caption Police have urged those with footage of the incident to delete it

The family of a man who was killed in a fall from a tall building have said he was "a kind, caring and loving young man".

Ian Lam, who was 42 and from Telford, died on Saturday afternoon when he fell from a car park in the town.

Onlookers who reportedly urged him to "jump" could be prosecuted, police have said.

In a statement his wife, family and friends expressed their "deep sorrow and overwhelming feeling of loss".

'Appropriate action'

They have appealed for "peace and privacy" to deal with their loss.

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Image caption Ian Lam was 42 and from Telford

Det Insp William Scott said: "Our thoughts are with Mr Lam's family and friends at this very difficult time."

West Mercia Police have urged those with footage of the incident to delete it.

The force also said it was analysing an image posted on social media.

In a statement, the force said it would take "appropriate action" if it established a criminal offence had been committed.

The incident was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the force said, as is "normal" when police officers and negotiators were involved.

The IPCC has confirmed it will not be investigating and is satisfied that the force's Professional Standards Department will carry out a review.

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