It was a black Christmas for the family of a mother-of-two and barmaid Sharon Anne Daly-O’Dwyer who fell from a fourth-floor flat on Christmas morning.
Sharon Anne Daly-O’Dwyer, 51, had been spending Christmas Day with her family at her apartment in Shepherd’s Bush, west London when she fell.
The family says the barmaid, who had lost her job during the pandemic and had struggled to find another for eight months, had left the room to ‘go for a smoke in her dressing gown’ before the sudden fall.
Family members rushed downstairs to help. They called paramedics after finding her unresponsive. However, ambulance crews were unable to save her.
The Met Police has confirmed they are not treating her death as suspicious.
Speaking about the incident, Ms. Daly-O’Dwyer’s heartbroken daughter, Taylor, 22, told The Mirror: ‘her mother was really happy with the handbag she bought her for Christmas.
‘She said she was going to go back to bed before making dinner but would just have a cigarette.
‘We were inside for two minutes when we heard a bang. I ran down to try and help her but it was pretty obvious she had died, she wasn’t breathing and her eyes were open.’
Taylor, who described Sharon as ‘the best mum’, said she had no idea how the fall had happened.
The heartbroken family has now set up a fundraising page to help pay for Ms. Daly-O’Dwyer’s funeral.