Tributes paid to woman who died after Highbury flat fall

PUBLISHED: 12:41 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:41 22 March 2013

Flowers outside Alison French's home

Flowers outside Alison French's home


Friends and neighbours have paid tribute to the “lovely” woman who was killed after falling four stories.

Alison French died from severe head injuries after plunging from the third floor balcony outside her home in Bushfield House, on the Highbury Estate, on March 13.

Bouquets of flowers have been laid outside the 39-year-old’s home with messages of condolences.

One read: “To lovely Alison, I’m going to miss your bubbly spirit around the flats. See you in heaven.”

Another read: “Alison, you will be missed by all your past and present HR colleagues.”

Ambulance crews had rushed to the scene just after midnight but were unable to save her.

A homicide team are investigating and a 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, but has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

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