Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenager Leaps to Her Death from Attic Window to Escape Gang of Girl Bullies; Hostel: The House in Coleraine Road, Blackheath, from Which Rosi Boxall Fell to Her Death. Neighbours Say They Have Frequently Been Disturbed by Noise

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenager Leaps to Her Death from Attic Window to Escape Gang of Girl Bullies; Hostel: The House in Coleraine Road, Blackheath, from Which Rosi Boxall Fell to Her Death. Neighbours Say They Have Frequently Been Disturbed by Noise

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Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT, KIRAN RANDHAWA

A VICARS daughter died after jumping from an attic window to escapebeing bullied by two girls, it emerged today.

Rosimeiri Boxall, 19, is believed to have leapt 50 feet after being heldagainst her will in a flat. The girls, aged 13 and 17, were arrested onsuspicion of mur-der and have been released on bail.

Detectives initially feared Ms Boxall could have been pushed to her death butnow believe she jumped.

They are trying to establish what happened in the flat that drove her to takesuch a drastic measure. Police have recovered mobile phones and are examiningthe possibility she was pho-tographed during her ordeal.

Ms Boxall was found lying below an open window of the house, which is dividedinto flats and used as tempo-rary accommodation for the homeless.

Scotland Yards Homicide and Serious Crime squad is investigating. Neigh-bourssaid a very loud and extreme argument had broken out moments before Ms Boxallfell from the flats in Blackheath, near Greenwich Park.

Ms Boxall, whose father the Rev Simon Boxall, 53, is vicar at the Open GatewayCommunity Church in Thamesmead, was taken to the nearby Queen Elizabethhospital with severe injuries but her heart stopped on the way and she waspronounced dead. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as internalinjuries.

A neighbour of the address in Col-eraine Road said people had been shout-ing ateach other at around 6.30pm on Saturday. He said: It was very loud, a realracket, and sounded very extreme, so I thought I should call the police. Iheard a bloke shouting outside, incred-ibly loudly. He was saying somethinglike, Dont touch her, leave her alone.

It sounded like two blokes and a girl all shouting at each other. I thought onebloke was standing up for the girl. Then there was an almighty crashing sound,like metal on concrete.

The argument carried on for five to 10 minutes until the ambulance arrived. …

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