Boy, 6, dies after falling 150ft from 15th floor of high-rise flats

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

A six-year-old boy has tragically lost his life after plummeting from a tower block.

Emergency services, including police and ambulance crews, were called to Jacobs House in Newham, east London, early on Thursday morning following reports a boy had fallen from the 15th floor of the high-rise building.

Sadly, the youngster was declared dead at the scene.

An investigation has been initiated into the heartbreaking incident, reports the Mirror, with the Metropolitan Police confirming on Thursday no arrests have been made.

Residents of the tower block reported the child had been up early and fell from the window.

A mother-of-two residing in the high-rise told the Evening Standard the residents were completely shocked, saying: "We know the family. The parents are at the hospital. Other family members are in the flat."

A spokesperson for the Met 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."

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