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Caleb Wallace's mother tells of 'devastating loss'

Elayne and Caleb Wallace
Image caption Elayne Wallace said he family had been devastated by the loss of Caleb

The mother of a four-year-old boy who died after falling from the window of a flat in Glasgow has told of her "devastating loss".

Caleb Wallace fell from an upper storey window of the building in St Andrew's Drive, Pollokshields, on Friday.

His mother Elayne said: "The tragic accident has taken my beautiful prince from me and my family."

She added: "I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and their tributes to Caleb."

In a statement issued by police, Ms Wallace asked that her family be left alone "to grieve in private and come to terms with our devastating loss".

Inquiry ongoing

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 10:20 on Friday.

Caleb was taken by ambulance to Yorkhill Sick Children's Hospital but later died.

Tributes to the child have been laid at the scene.

Image caption Caleb Wallace, aged 4, fell from an upper storey window of the block of flats on St Andrew's Drive

Inquiries into the boy's death are continuing and police said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

It is understood that there are no suspicious circumstances.

The flat which Caleb fell from is rented by Southside Housing Association.

Director Patrick McGrath said: "We are liaising closely with Caleb's family to extend our sincerest sympathies and offer every possible support at this very difficult time.

"We have also been co-operating fully with the police to assist their ongoing investigation.

"The building is scheduled to be demolished in the next year, once all of the tenants have been rehoused, but is still subject to the same rigorous, regular maintenance procedures as all of our properties. There is no record of any previous issue regarding window locks."

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