Two Arrests After Roehampton University Graduate Falls to Her Death

22-year-old Bethany-Maria Beales fell from 19th floor of City apartment block

Bethany-Maria Beales
Bethany-Maria Beales


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A murder investigation by City of London police has begun after a graduate from the University of Roehampton fell to her death from a City apartment block this Saturday (26 May).

22-year-old Bethany-Maria Beales was found with significant injuries at around 1.22pm after reportedly falling from a 19th floor flat onto the glass roof of the atrium in the Heron building on Moor Lane. She died at the scene.

Two people, a man and a woman, aged 38 have been arrested on suspicion of murder although they have since been conditionally bailed under investigation.

Her family have issued a statement saying, 'Beth was a kind, funny, loyal, intelligent, talented and stunningly beautiful person who changed the lives of everyone fortunate enough to know her and lucky enough to be loved by her.

'She was more than a daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, stepsister, step-auntie, god-daughter or friend. She was the world to us all.

'She had the brightest smile and the most beautiful singing voice. She was our songbird. She had an amazing talent that, if it had been seen by the world, would have become known to millions.

'To say we will miss her does not come close to describing how we feel. Our world will never be as bright again now that our shining star has gone.'

Bethany, who had studied drama, had posted on Facebook just hours before her death.

Detective Chief Inspector Edelle Michaels of the City of London Police said, 'We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to Bethany's family and friends at this difficult time and reassure them we are doing everything we can to determine the circumstances of this tragic incident.

'Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or may have information which can assist our investigation is asked to contact police as soon as possible.

'We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the Heron building, or the vicinity, on Saturday that may have seen or heard something.'

Anyone with information can call police on 0207 601 2222 or Crimestoppers anonymously online or on 0800 555 111.

May 30, 2018

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