A woman who died after falling from a tower block has been named by neighbours.

Residents identified the woman who was involved in the incident in Bewley Court, Whittingham Avenue, Southend as Sophie Leigh, 22.

Yesterday it was announced she had died after the incident last Wednesday.

Police were called to concerns for a woman in Bewley Court shortly after 6.30pm on Wednesday, November 10.

Candles and the message "RIP Soph" have been left at Bewley Court, Whittingham Avenue, Southend.


Neighbour Sarah Shepherd Fox said: "Her name was Sophie Leigh, she was 22, she was such a kind hearted caring person, we know her boyfriends mum so that’s how we know her… she would always help out other people if they needed help."

Yesterday A police spokesman said: "Following her death, our investigation is now a murder inquiry.

"A 26 year-old man was arrested following the incident on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently on bail.

"We are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything or has any information about what happened."


If you have any information can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call police on 101 and cite incident 984 of November 10.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.