Police officers who arrived at the block of flats where a woman fell to her death from the17th floor were attempting to recall a convicted thief to prison.
Scotland Yard faces an inquiry from the police watchdog after the incident.
It's understood that the thief had been convicted in connection with three street robberies in London in 2009, and was out on licence after serving part of their sentence, Scotland Yard said.
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A total of 1.7 million attacks were carried out against more than 650,000 victims of which just over 52,000 were in the UK.
The men were using ropes to lever the sofa up to the first floor apartment because it was too large to fit through the doors.
He's not even halfway.