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Man edges along top of shop awnings 'after escaping from first-floor flat above Paddington KFC'

A man has been caught on camera trying to escape first-floor flat by walking along a parade of shops while onlookers call the police. 

Passersby watched in disbelief as the man climbed out of a window above a KFC in on Praed Street in Paddington, central London, yesterday and walked along shop awnings before breaking into another window. 

The man, who has been nicknamed Spider-Man, first appears at a window above KFC, then edges along above a Subway and several other shops while clutching a coat.

Passersby watched in disbelief as the man climbed out of a window above a KFC in on Praed Street in Paddington, central London, yesterday and walked along shop awnings before breaking into another window

Trying windows as he goes, he eventually pushes a casement window above a noodle shop, the glass smashes and he falls in.  

The person filming then shouts to another onlooker: 'Someone call the police! If he comes out of the door we are stopping that c***.'

A second video taken from above shows police in attendance later, with cordons put around the shops.

The man, who has been nicknamed Spider-Man, first appears at a window above KFC, then edges along, clutching a coat, walks along above a Subway, and then several other shops

Trying windows as he goes, he eventually pushes a casement window above a noodle shop, the glass smashes and he falls in

The person filming then shouts to another onlooker: 'Someone call the police! If he comes out of the door we are stopping that c***'

The window the man climbed out of can be seen open with what looks like a white powder covering the sill.

People on Twitter joked that the man might be escaping an angry husband who had returned home.

One said: 'I suspect he came out of the window at the start where the naked women is and a fast approaching husband up the stairs....'

The window the man climbed out of can be seen open with what looks like a white powder covering the sill

Another added: 'Could spiderman live there and get locked out? Very blatant for a burglary.'

Others joked that he hadn't wanted to queue after the shops opened. 

The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.

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