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A 26-year-old man has been released under investigation after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in International Way, Stratford. - Credit: Met Police

A man who was arrested at a Stratford block of flats where a woman later fell to her death has been released under investigation.

Police attended a residential address in International Way shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday, August 17, following a third-party report of an alleged “serious sexual assault".

A 26-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has since been released under investigation, a Met spokesperson said. 

About 5.40pm on the day of the alleged assault, police received a report that a woman had “fallen from height at the same location”.

The 26-year-old woman died at the scene a short time later.

“The death is being treated as unexplained,” the Met spokesperson said. 

“A special post-mortem examination held on Thursday, August 19 gave a provisional cause of death as multiple injuries consistent with a fall. 

“We await the result of further tests. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.” 

The woman’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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The Met's directorate of professional standards (DPS) will investigate the matter.

The spokesperson said: “As is routine in these circumstances, the Met's DPS referred the matter to Independent Office for Police Conduct, who took the decision that it should be a local investigation which will be led by the DPS.”