Call for inquiry into death of migrant who fell from Glasgow flat block

An organisation that advocates for migrant rights is calling for a fatal accident inquiry to be held into the sudden death of a man in Glasgow.

Harvey Wittika was killed after falling from the second floor of his flat building in the city on August 6, according to Glasgow Live.

The 37-year-old, originally from Malawi, had been living in Glasgow for six months waiting for his Leave to Remain prior to his untimely death.

Before making the move to Scotland, he achieved a Computer Science master’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire.

Status Now 4 All, a coalition of over 100 organisations and community action groups campaigning for undocumented migrants and migrants in the legal process, have called for an investigation into his death and have written to Scotland’s Procurator Fiscal.

Cryton Chikoko, a Migrant Voice Ambassador, said: “The details of his death are scanty but the British Government’s ‘Hostile Environment’ has to be in this frame: I suspect an act of suicide that was triggered by his suffering at the hands of the government department in charge of immigration control – the Home Office.

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