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Young Woman Fighting For Life After Falling From Luxury Student Flats In Shoreditch

06/11/2015 15:01 GMT | Updated 06/11/2015 15:59 GMT

A young woman has been left fighting for her life after plummeting from the 10th floor of a luxury block of student flats in Shoreditch, east London.

The woman, who is believed to be a student in her 20s, fell from the top of the halls in Paul Street, at around 2pm on Thursday, and landed on a second-floor roof.

Kat Skeldon, who works nearby, told the Evening Standard: “My colleague said he saw what looked like a person fall from the building and land on a roof of the building next door.

“Office workers from the building rushed out and within about 10 minutes the emergency services arrived.

“They worked on her up there for about an hour.”

The London Fire Brigade and paramedics were called to the scene after the woman was found unconscious. She was taken to Royal London Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and her next of kin has been informed.

The flats, believed to be the Paul Street East, accommodation, start from as much as £489 per week for a "premium" penthouse room.

On the accommodation website, the company address parents and guardians, saying: "Going to university is a big step for you as well as your child, find out here how your son or daughter will be living in a safe and secure environment to allow them to enjoy their university life to the full."

The site continues: "Our residents’ welfare is paramount, so we offer round-the-clock assistance. Paul St East has a dedicated Management Office open Monday to Friday offering a first-class service, and a team of Caretakers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

"Paul St East also ensures students’ safety with door entry and intercom systems, and CCTV cameras to for added security. Our students can relax safe in the knowledge they’re in a comfortable, protected environment."