Jourdain John-Baptiste: Legal challenge over death

BBC NEWS

30th May 2018

The family of a woman who died in 2015 are mounting a legal challenge against the decision not to prosecute her boyfriend over her death.

Jourdain John-Baptiste, 22, died after falling from the balcony of her fourth-floor flat in Gainsborough House at Ayley Croft, Enfield, in August 2015.

The Metropolitan Police said it has an “open mind” regarding the case.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the evidence did not meet its test for prosecution.

‘Only other person’

Jourdain’s mother Tracey believes her daughter’s then boyfriend, who was “the only other person with her”, should be charged.

She told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that witnesses said they heard the couple arguing.

Ms John-Baptiste claim the witnesses “felt Jourdain was in fear of her life” and heard her screaming “somebody help me” shortly before her fall.

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