Child tragically dies after falling from upper-floor London flat

A child has tragically died after falling from an upper-floor flat with the surrounding area was closed to the public.

Emergency services raced to Brixton, London, at 4.23pm on Friday May 24 after reports of a child having fallen from the flat but sadly the youngster was pronounced dead at the scene.

A probe has been launched to establish the full circumstances behind the fall but it is currently not being treated as suspicious, reports the Mirror.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 1623hrs on Friday, 24 May, to a child have fallen from the upper floor of a flat on Hotspur Street, SE11.

"Officers attended along with LAS. Despite their efforts, the child was pronounced dead. The child’s family have been informed. At this very early stage, there is nothing to indicate that the incident is suspicious, however, enquires are ongoing to establish the circumstances. Cordons are in place at the scene."

Flowers left at the scene at Jacobs House in Plaistow, London, where five-year-old Aalim Ahmed died in a tragic fall
Flowers left at the scene at Jacobs House in Plaistow, London, where five-year-old Aalim Ahmed died in a tragic fall -Credit:Getty Images

On Friday an inquest heard of a similar horrific incident when a little boy died falling from the 15th floor of a London tower block.

Aalim Ahmed, 5, died instantly after falling on a railing from the flat at Jacobs House in Plaistow, Newham, early on Thursday, May 16.

An inquest heard that the youngster died from multiple trauma injuries after a "fall from height". Aalim's body was identified by his family after he was discovered by his father shortly before 6am.

Emergency services were called after neighbours were alerted to the bereft father's "distressed" cries, Walthamstow coroner's court heard.

Abi Gbago, chief executive of the council, said: "We are undertaking a full investigation to reach the fullest possible understanding of what happened, and will fully support any other investigations.

"Once all of the relevant facts are established and investigations are concluded, which we will do as quickly as possible, we will provide an update."

Caroline Stone, head teacher at New City Primary School in Plaistow, said in the school's weekly newsletter: "As you will have heard, Aalim had a tragic accident yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

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