THE parents of a woman who died when she fell from a drug dealer's luxury apartment have thanked the 'wonderful people of Brighton' for helping put him behind bars.

Geordie Shore star Aimee Spencer, 27, plunged to her death from Daniel Lewis's flat on Brighton seafront in July 2016.

Lewis, 30, was jailed at the second time of asking today (Wednesday) after appeal court judges ruled his original suspended sentence for drugs offences was too soft.

Now Aimee's family have thanked those people who wrote letters to make sure the appeal was heard at London's High Court.

And they described Aimee as a "wonderful, vibrant, quirky daughter".

In a statement, Aimee's family said: “After the events of today and the rollercoaster ride we as a family have been on since our daughter’s death on July 18, 2016, finally we have a closure of sorts.

“We are unlikely to know exactly what went on that day, we appreciate that.

“Or indeed what caused her to fall from the flat window, although of course we are aware that drugs were, at least in part, responsible.

“All we do know is we lost our Aimee. Our wonderful, vibrant, quirky daughter and our lives are now the poorer for that.

“Our shock at the lenient sentence handed out to Daniel Lewis at Lewes Crown court back in November cannot be underestimated.

“Did it rock our faith in our justice system? Of course it did.

“But our faith in the wonderful people of Brighton and the surrounding area who were so vocal in this perceived injustice and put actions into words and more importantly letters and emails to the Attorney General, gave us hope.

“That hope was today vindicated when Daniel’s sentence of community service and tagging was overturned by three High Court judges today in the Royal Courts of Appeal in London and increased instead to a prison sentence of three years.

“Can I, on behalf of my family, take this opportunity to thank everyone who took a moment of their time to write in and ultimately get this appeal heard.

“If it wasn’t for you it might never have happened and subsequently justice not be served.

“Tonight another drug dealer is off the streets. You were part of that, so thank you.”

Lewis previously received a two-year suspended sentence after he admitted drug offences, including possessing LSD and cocaine with intent to supply.

But today three senior judges at London’s Appeal Court ruled his punishment “unduly lenient” and locked him up for three years.

Lewis was in his seafront flat in Chichester Terrace, Brighton, when police arrived on July 11 2016.

Aimee Spencer, a 27-year-old glamour model, had fallen from the flat’s kitchen window having consumed cocaine and ketamine.

She died in hospital a week later.