Polish immigrant Monika Konczyk moved to London just a few months ago to work as a shop assistant. This week she jumped for her life from her apartment in Croydon.
Several policemen caught her as she jumped from her window. (The Daily Mail)
The photo was seen around the world.
The Daily Mail reported:
She came to the UK just a few months ago, hoping for a better life.
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But when marauding yobs set her street on fire, Monika Konczyk had to fight for her very survival.
The image of her jumping from her first floor flat as flames tore through the building became an iconic image of the riots.
Terrified, fearing she was going to die, the 32-year-old shop assistant from Poland was paralysed until her sister Beata screamed at her to jump the 16 feet to the street below.
Monika told a friend: “It was horrendous. I was trapped inside my flat with nowhere to go. There was no way out for me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I would burn to death.” (The Daily Mail)