A barber has said they "could not sleep all night" after witnessing the aftermath of a fatal fall.

A man, who has not been named, had plummeted to his death in North Finchley yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is believed to be a 33-year-old man from Eastern Europe and was living in Finchley.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder.

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Police at the scene (photo SWNS)

She was taken to a north London hospital for treatment for minor injuries and then taken to a north London police station. She remains in police custody.

It is believed that the people were known to each other.

Bystanders saw eight or nine police cars at the scene along with two or three ambulances.

Naik Mohammad, 19, a barber who works at Star Professional Hair Stylist opposite the block of flats, said: “I didn’t see how he fell down, but I saw him on the floor.

“I looked over and saw that he was on the ground and one of our customers went outside and I think he was the one who called the police.

“I saw all the blood all over the pavement. I gave a towel to someone and they put it over the body.

“I couldn’t sleep all last night. The whole night I was just too scared.

A police cordon remains in place with officers guarding the front door of the apartment block.

Other police, not wearing uniform, have been going in and out of the building. 

Police say at this stage the death is being treated as unexplained.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4634/12FEB.