Teenager falls to death shortly after police enter 17th storey flat

The scene at Mulgrave Road today (Pic by PA)

The scene at Mulgrave Road today (Pic by PA)

First published in Lewisham News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , leisure editor

A YOUNG woman has died after falling from a 17th floor window in Woolwich this morning (April 10).

The woman, believed to be 18, fell from a bedroom window on the flat in Mulgrave Road at around 9.30am shortly after a police entered to carry out an arrest inquiry.

A man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is in custody at a south London police station.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She has yet to be formally identified and a post mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, police said.

The Metropolitan Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards is investigating and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

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