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Boy, 6, dies after falling from tower block in Plaistow

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A six-year-old boy has died after falling from a tower block in east London.

Police were called at 5.58am on Thursday, May 16 to reports of a child having fallen from height at New City Road, Plaistow. 

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

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At the scene a six-year-old boy had fallen from an upper floor of an apartment block. The Evening Standard reported that the incident happened at Jacobs House.

Police and paramedics were called to Jacobs House on ThursdayPolice and paramedics were called to Jacobs House on Thursday
Police and paramedics were called to Jacobs House on Thursday

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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“Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this time,” a Met Police spokesperson added.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 5.59am today to reports of a person fallen from height on New City Road, Plaistow. We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer. We also dispatched a trauma team in a car from London’s Air Ambulance.

“Our first paramedics arrived on scene in approximately four minutes. Very sadly, a child was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, mayor of Newham, added: “I am heartbroken following the tragic incident in Plaistow this morning.

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“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those affected.

“I am being kept updated by council officers, and we have a team on site to support the police and provide reassurance to residents during this devastating time.”

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