Boy, 6, dies after falling more than 150ft from tower block

Boy, 6, dies after falling more than 150ft from tower block

Police were called to New City Road in east London just before 6am (Picture: Google)

A six-year-old boy has died after falling more than 150ft from a block of flats in London.

Police were called to Jacobs House New City Road, east London just before 6am to reports of a child having fallen from the 15th floor.

No arrests have been made.

A mother-of-two who lives in the tower block told the Evening Standard: ‘We are in utter shock.

‘We know the family. The parents are at the hospital. Other family members are in the flat.

‘Apparently, the boy was up early and then fell from the window.

‘It was an accident but no one knows how it happened. People are looking for answers.’

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘We were called at 5.58am on Thursday, May 16 to reports of a child having fallen from height at New City Road, E13.

‘Officers, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

‘At the scene a six-year-old boy had fallen from an upper floor of an apartment block.

‘Despite the efforts of emergency services he sadly died at the scene. His family are aware and are being supported.

‘The death is being treated as unexpected and enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances.’

A Newham Council Spokesperson said: ‘We are deeply sorry to hear about this devastating incident, we extend our sincere condolences to all those affected.

‘We have staff at the location to provide reassurance to residents at this difficult time while we work with partners to establish the full facts.’

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