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Family pay tribute after death of young woman over the bank holiday weekend

The City of London Police have arrested two people on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her 20s was found in an open area of the Heron building on Moor Lane on Saturday afternoon (26 May 2018).

Bethany-Maria Beales, 22, from London was found with significant injuries consistent with a fall from a height and died at the scene.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service paramedics at 13:22.

Two arrested

A man and a woman, both aged 38, from London were arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May respectively. They have both since been released on conditional police bail whilst the investigation into the circumstances of this incident continues.

A post-mortem took place on Monday (28 May 2018).

Family pay tribute

Miss Beales' family have paid tribute to their “shining star” as police appeal for witnesses to the incident.

In a statement they said:

“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, grand-daughter, niece, cousin, stepsister, step-aunty, 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.”

Witness appeal

 Detective Chief Inspector Edelle Michaels from 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."

To get in touch, please call 0207 601 2222 or, alternatively, you can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers online or on 0800 555 111.

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