Woman plunges to her death from a balcony as police desperately tried to convince her to come with them – sparking an internal investigation
- Cops went to an inner-west Sydney home on Tuesday amid welfare concerns
- Spoke with woman, 69, at her Lilyfield flat before she plunged from balcony
- Critical incident team will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death
A woman has plunged to her death from her balcony in front of horrified cops who were called her her home.
Officers rushed to her flat on Helena Street in Lilyfield, in Sydney’s inner west, about 1.30pm on Tuesday after being called with a concern for her welfare.
Police spoke with the 69-year-old woman when they arrived, but moments later she plunged from the balcony.
Police were called to Helena Street (pictured), Lilyfield, about 1.30pm on Tuesday following concerns for welfare
Despite the efforts of police and paramedics, she died at the scene.
A critical incident was declared and a special team will investigate all circumstances surrounding her death.
NSW’s police watchdog, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, said it was notified of the critical incident by NSW Police.
‘The NSW Police Force are investigating the circumstances of the incident and this investigation will be reviewed by the Professional Standards Command,’ the LECC said in a statement.
‘The LECC is independently monitoring the investigation of the critical incident under Part 8 of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 to ensure public confidence in the investigation.’
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A critical incident team will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident (stock)