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Baby boy, 1, fighting for life after plunging from window of third floor flat


A BABY boy is today fighting for his life after plummeting 50ft from a third floor flat in Birmingham.

The one-year-old plunged from the apartment block in just before 7pm last night with emergency services rushing to the scene.

The youngster was today said to be in a critical condition in hospital with a serious head injury.

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into how the baby came to fall from the building, believed to be a YMCA hostel for vulnerable adults, in Reservoir Road, Erdington.

One local said: “I didn’t see it happen, but I heard screaming from a woman.

"There were so many cops and ambulance people here, it was gut wrenching.

"I heard from other residents here that there was another young kid inside when it happened, I’m praying the child is going to be OK."

Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service rushed the victim to hospital on blue lights and sirens in a critical condition.

A cordon was last night placed around the rear of the property, where residential rooms look out onto a railway line.

The baby is believed to have fallen on a narrow pathway between the building and the railway embankment.

A small piece of clothing lay on the floor, surrounded by green fasteners from first aid kits used by the ambulance crew to treat the injured baby.

West Midlands Police confirmed: "We are investigating after a child fell from the window of a flat on Reservoir Road, Erdington just before 7.30pm last night (Friday 10 July).

"The one-year-old child was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, where he remains today, as enquiries continue into how he came about his injuries."

Anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 4049 of 10 July.

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