An aspiring actress and singer has died after falling from a skyscraper balcony, which police are alleging as a suspected murder.
Bethany-Marie Beales, 22, plunged from the 19th floor of The Heron, a 36-floor residential skyscraper in the heart of London.
Police revealed the body was found with ‘significant injuries consistent with a fall from a height’ on a communal terrace on the sixth floor of the building.
London law enforcement have arrested a man and a woman, both aged 38, on suspicion of murder. They have since been released on bail.
A police spokesman said, ‘The City of London Police have arrested two people on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman in her twenties was found in an open area of the Heron building on Moor Lane on Saturday.'
‘Bethany-Maria Beales, 22, from London was found with significant injuries consistent with a fall from a height and died at the scene.
‘A man and a woman, both aged 38, from London were arrested on suspicion of murder.
‘They have both since been released on conditional police bail whilst the investigation into the circumstances of this incident continues.'
Miss Beales’ family have paid tribute to their ‘shining star’ who studied drama at the University of Roehampton.
In a statement, her family 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.
‘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.’
Our thoughts go out to Bethany's family and friends.