Mother, 22, ‘dies after fall from 8th floor of London tower block’ as police question murder suspect

Annabelle Lancaster was found dead outside a block of flats in north London on Sunday (Pictures: Facebook/PA)

Police are questioning a man on suspicion of murder after a mother-of-one was found dead in a street in north London.

It is believed that Annabelle Lancaster, 22, mother to a two-year-old daughter, fell to her death from an eighth floor window of a block of flats in Enfield on Sunday.

A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and taken to a north London police station.

A friend who only wanted to give her name has Courtney, 22, came to lay some flowers at the spot where she was found.

“I knew Annabelle from when we were staying in a mother and baby unit together,” she said.

Tributes were left outside the entrance to the block of flats in Enfield (Picture: PA)

“I know she was really close with her family, especially with her mum.

“She was one of those really bubbly girls, always up for a laugh. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her upset. She was always so happy.

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Her next of kin have been informed while a post-mortem examination and formal identification will be carried out in due course, police said.

Ms Lancaster was found dead on Sunday evening (Picture: Facebook)
It is believed the mother-of-one fell from a block of flats in Brookbank, Turkey Street, Enfield (Picture: PA)

Police were called by paramedics to an estate in Turkey Street just before 6pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called to Brookbank, Turkey Street, EN1 at 5.49pm on Sunday April 7 by London Ambulance Service.

“A woman, aged in her 20s, was found injured in the street and was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

“A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and he has been taken to a north London police station. Next of kin have been informed.

“A post-mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

“A police cordon remains in place and officers will be in the area while initial investigations are carried out.

“Residents are encouraged to speak with officers if they have any information which could help enquiries, or if they have any concerns.”

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