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Student Dies After Falling From 10th Storey Of Luxury Shoreditch Halls

11/11/2015 12:24 GMT | Updated 11/11/2015 12:59 GMT

A young woman has died after plunging from a 10th storey of a luxury block of student accommodation halls in Shoreditch, east London.

The woman, in her early 20s, was left fighting for her life last Thursday after falling from the top of the halls in Paul Street and landing on a second-floor roof.

Police confirmed late on Tuesday she died at Royal London Hospital on Friday, despite medics battling for an hour to save her life.

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 Met Police said it would not be investigating the woman's death because it did not deem it suspicious.

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."

The accommodation company posted an update about the incident, offering counselling for any affected students.

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An inquest into the woman's death will be opened at Poplar Coroner's Court.

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