Remembering Sarah - and the pain of not knowing

Jo and Premsa Royle with their children Harley aged three, Ebony aged four and Cherry aged two.
Jo and Premsa Royle with their children Harley aged three, Ebony aged four and Cherry aged two.

Family and friends of a woman who died after falling from an apartment block in Singapore last June held a dinner to commemorate what would have been her 32nd birthday.

Jo and Premsa Royle, who live in Todmorden, have spoken of their “living hell” as the search for answers over their sister Sarah’s death continues.

Nine months later, they are still waiting for the inquest to be held.

“We’re desperate,” Jo said. “I really feel like I’m living a lie.

“I feel like I’m trying to pretend everything is okay but I’m just trying to get through each day, cramming in lots of stuff to stay busy.”

The sisters have only heard sketchy details from Singapore police - information which leaves many unanswered questions.

“We know she was found on a residential site,” Jo said. “Police confirmed that she was with an English boy and an Australian boy throughout the night but they’ve never come forward.

“She was upset and ran through someone’s apartment. She fell from a height on an apartment building and was found with an iron bar on her and one next to her. But we don’t know where Sarah fell from - whether it was a balcony or a roof - or why she was upset. We don’t know her movements through the night.

“We can’t get on with our lives. We need answers.”