11-month-old boy in critical condition after falling from fourth floor window in Croydon

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A baby boy is in a critical condition after falling from the window of a fourth floor flat in south London.

Police were called to the scene on St James’s Road in Croydon at 2.45pm, along with paramedics and an Air Ambulance.

The child, 11 months old, was found suffering from a serious head injury after apparently falling from the fourth floor window.

He was rushed to hospital where he remained in a “critical” condition on Sunday evening, police said.

Enquiries have now been launched into the circumstances of the incident, although it is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

A nearby resident told the Croydon Advertiser: “I was walking into town when I saw all the ambulances and police cars parked up.

“I asked what had happened and they said a young kid was badly hurt but they couldn’t tell me more. Loads of people were standing about on the pavement, some of them crying and others on their phones.”

Another witness told the paper he saw a lot of pavement standing together in the aftermath of the incident, with some crying and some on their phones.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 14:44hrs on 16 July to reports baby having fallen out of a window of a block of flats on St James’s Road, Croydon.

“The child – and 11-month old boy – is understood to have fallen from a fourth floor window. He was taken to a south London hospital suffering a head injury. The child’s condition is described as critical.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic and London’s Air Ambulance to the scene, with our first medics arriving within eight minutes of the call.

“We treated a patient at the scene and took them as a priority to a major trauma centre.”

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