Toddler dies after falling from ninth floor window of block of flats in London

A Toddler has died after plunging from a ninth-floor window of a block of flats in London.

The child, believed to be aged around two, was declared dead at the scene in Shoreditch yesterday.

Horrified neighbours heard the boy’s dad screaming “oh no, oh no” after seeing his son motionless on the ground.

Witness Tammy Johnson said: “All I heard was a big whack, a big loud bang from when I was in my kitchen cooking. Then I came outside.

“I saw the dad there first and then when I looked down I saw the baby on the floor.”

Another neighbour, Isabella Peters, said: “I just saw the boy’s dad standing there dressed only in his shorts, with his hands on his head shouting ‘no, no’.

Locals say the windows in the tower block open all the way out – leaving a wide gap to the ground below – with an investigation now underway.

Police confirmed they were called to the home at around 4.20pm yesterday.

A spokesperson added: “Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended (LAS). A young child was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Next of kin are aware and being supported by specialist officers.”