Police have named a teenager who plunged to her death from the 17th floor of a block of London flats in an apparent bid to escape officers.

Shanice-Paris Goff, 18, had been convicted in connection with three street robberies in London in 2009, and was out on licence after serving part of her sentence, Scotland Yard said.

The force faces an inquiry from the police watchdog after it emerged officers were attempting to recall her to prison when she fell from a window.

Neighbours described how the “friendly” teenager’s death was seen by children on the estate. Witnesses also said a row could be heard from the flat before she fell.

An inquest into her death will be opened on Tuesday at Greenwich Coroner’s Court.

Police arrived at the flat in Mulgrave Road, Woolwich, south-east London, at 9.30am on Tuesday “to carry out an arrest inquiry”.

Officers said the woman was alone in a bedroom, with the door half open, when she fell.

A man, understood to be her boyfriend, was arrested at the time on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has since been bailed.

The incident has been referred to both the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the force’s Directorate of Professional Standards.