June 19 2013 Latest news:
Friday, April 13, 2012
A teenager who plunged to her death from the 17th floor of a block of flats in south-east London in an apparent bid to escape police has been named.
Shanice-Paris Goff, 18, from Orpington, had been convicted in connection with three street robberies in London in 2009, and was out on licence after serving part of her sentence, the Met said.
Officers were attempting to recall her to prison when she fell from a window of a flat in Woolwich on Tuesday.
Neighbours described how the “friendly” teenager’s death was seen by children on the estate. Witnesses also said a row could be heard from the flat before she fell.
Police arrived at the flat in Mulgrave Road at 9.30am “to carry out an arrest inquiry”.
Officers said the woman was alone in a bedroom, with the door half open, when she fell.
A 19-year-old man, understood to be her boyfriend, was arrested at the time on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has since been bailed.
The incident has been referred to both the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the force’s Directorate of Professional Standards.