Birmingham & Black Country

Child, aged one, falls from Birmingham window

The scene at the YMCA
Image caption West Midlands Police said the one-year-old fell from the window of a flat at the YMCA in Erdington

A one-year-old boy has suffered a serious head injury falling from a second-floor window, police say.

The child fell from the window of a flat in the YMCA on Reservoir Road in Erdington, Birmingham, shortly before 19:30 BST on Friday.

He remains in hospital and inquiries are continuing into the circumstances, West Midlands Police said.

No-one has been arrested. The force has urged any witnesses and anyone else with information to get in contact.

Image caption West Midlands Police has urged anyone with information to come forward

A spokesperson for YMCA Heart of England said the child had fallen from a second-floor flat at its housing scheme, The Vineyard.

"Staff from the YMCA scheme next door attended the scene within minutes and offered our support to the family and everyone involved," they said

"Our heart goes out to the little boy's family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

"We are working with the West Midlands Police and will be carrying out our own investigation internally so that we fully understand what has taken place. YMCA Heart of England takes health and safety extremely seriously and our residents' safety and welfare is central to everything we do."

It said The Vineyard, which opened in May 2016 "meets or exceeds all relevant safety standards".

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