Inquest starts today into fall death of Carparo boss

Caparo's Hartlepool site
Caparo's Hartlepool site

An inquest is set to begin into the death of the boss of steel company Caparo, who was killed after plunging eight floors from his penthouse flat last year.

Angad Paul, 45, was pronounced dead after being discovered outside the property at Portland Place, central London on November 8.

Caparo had been enduring large-scale job cuts as administrators tried to salvage the firm.

Some 450 redundancies were announced at the company in October, including around 92 at Caparo’s Hartlepool steel forge in Brenda Road.

Mr Paul was the son of Lord Paul, who founded the business in 1968 with a £5,000 loan and helped it grow into a multi-billion pound enterprise.

The group has interests in hotels, interior design and financial services as well as steel, according to its website.

Mr Paul had run the Caparo Industries subsidiary since taking over from his father in 1996.

Met Police said they were not treating his death as suspicious.

Outside of steel, Mr Paul was involved in a number of business ventures, ranging from the Caparo T1, which was the world's fastest supercar when it was launched in 2006 to being an executive producer on several Guy Ritchie films.

The inquest is due to begin at Westminster Coroner's Court, London.