Investigation launched following a death in Woolwich

10 April 2012

New Scotland Yard

Enquiries continue after a death in Woolwich.

At approx 09.30hrs on Tuesday, 10 April two plain clothes police officers attended an address in Mulgrave Road SE18 to carry out a routine arrest enquiry regarding a recall to prison.

This was a pre-planned arrest enquiry - officers called at the address and were allowed entry to the flat.

Shortly after the officers entered the flat a woman, believed to be 18, fell from a bedroom window on the 17th floor. Initial information suggests that she was in the room alone

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed but officers still await formal identification.

A post-mortem examination will be held on Wednesday, 11 April.

A man was arrested by officers on suspicion of assisting an offender and was taken to a south London police station. He has now been bailed to return in early June pending further inquiries.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) has been informed and is investigating.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed.