REALITY star Aimee Spencer was found unconscious after falling from a first-floor window in July 2016, with the 27-year-old tragically never waking
REALITY star Aimee Spencer was found unconscious after falling from a first-floor window in July 2016, with the 27-year-old tragically never waking up.
As the drug dealer who’s flat she fell from is spared jail, we look at who Aimee Spencer was.
Who was Aimee Spencer?
Aimee Spencer was a 27-year-old reality star from Essex.
A glamour model, she had appeared in a number of adult sex films.
Otherwise known by her stage name, Carla Mai, she also featured in the 2014 documentary The Truth About Webcam Girls, which followed the lives of three women who “performed” online for paying customers.
She also worked as a dancer but in recent years, the young woman had started to focus on her passion in health and nutrition.
A self-confessed fitness fanatic, she had a black belt in martial arts and was planning to release a cookbook with health-conscious recipes.
She had a food blog called Gym Kitchen, described as a free resource for tasty and healthy recipes to help her Instagram followers achieve fitness and body-building goals, and she was a trained chef with a level 3 diploma.
The young woman briefly starred on MTV’s Geordie Shore, making an appearance with regular cast member Vicky Pattison.
Friends remembered Aimee as an inspiration, describing her as a complex character who was the life and soul of any party.
In a fundraising page for the young woman’s funeral, her family wrote that she had a promising future, saying: “She was a very bold, creative, funny and feisty woman who had worked out the direction she wanted her life to go in.”
How did Aimee Spencer die?
Aimee Spencer was found lying on a patio below the first-floor window of a flat in Chichester Terrace in Brighton on July 11, 2016.
The young woman was unconscious when she was found, passing away a week later on July 18.
She was later found to have cocaine and ketamine in her system with a toxicologist stating that the cocktail of drugs could have put Aimee in a dream-like state.
When will the ITV documentary come out?
The story of Aimee’s death will be shown on an ITV documentary called “The Death of Aimee Spencer”.
It will part of the Crime and Punishment strand of the channel and it will be pronted by Katie Piper.
The documentary will feature interviews with detectives on the case, bodycam footage from occifers who were at the scene, and footage of key developments.
It will air on Thursday, February 14 at 9pm.
What has the coroner ruled about Aimee Spencer’s death?
The coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley ruled it was not clear what happened in the moments before Aimee’s death though she said a “criminal act” could not be ruled out.
Has anyone been charged over Aimee Spencer’s death?
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
He was released without charge in December – nearly six months after Aimee’s death in July.
After Sussex Police announced the man arrested would not be prosecuted, a woman in her late-20s was arrested over suspected drug offences.
She was questioned and released on bail until September 5.
Who owned the flat she fell from?
The flat Aimee plunged from was owned by drug dealer Daniel Lewis.
He has dodged prison despite offering “party platters” of class A drugs to guests in the plush Brighton flat where the glamour model had a fatal fall.
Aimee was knocked unconscious when she hit the ground and never came round and died in hospital the next week.
Officers raided Lewis’ home and found an enormous drug stash worth between £8,000 and £15,000 tucked away in drawers and behind the fridge.
When Lewis opened the door to them he was naked and sweating profusely.
The 30-year-old bodybuilder, who lives in the flat rent free thanks to his wealthy grandfather’s trust fund, made a living flogging cocaine, ketamine, LSD and methadone to high end clients.
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Police also found a text message to Aimee which read: “Get in, get your kit off, get Helen making balloons while I’ll make a line under your nose as long as a yeti’s leg,” the Argus reports.
They found cocaine and ketamine in her system.
In an inquest last year toxicologist Dr Olaf Biedrzycki said the cocktail of drugs she had taken could have put Aimee in a “dream-like state”, possibly explaining how she came to be in a dangerous position on the window ledge.
Lewis admitted seven counts of possessing class A, B and C drugs with intent to supply, and one count of possessing ketamine at Lews Crown Court.
But Judge Christine Laing QC spared him a prison sentence, believing he had turned his life around.