Man arrested before woman dies in fall is released under investigation
- 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.
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“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.”