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Boy, 4, critically ill after Aberdeen window fall

Flats in Invercauld Road
Image caption The child fell from a window of flats in Invercauld Road

A four year old boy is critically ill after falling from an upper storey window in Aberdeen.

Police Scotland said the child fell from the window of a communal stairway of flats in Invercauld Road shortly before 17:10 on Friday.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary before being airlifted to a Glasgow hospital where his condition was said to be "critical but stable".

His parents are with him at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Insp Simon Reid said: "Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended Invercauld Road after reports were received that a four-year-old boy had been injured after he fell from the window of a communal hallway within a residential block of flats.

"The boy was initially taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary before later being transferred to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, where he has been described as being in a stable but critical condition.

"The boy's family are aware and with him at hospital.

"Officers remain in contact with the family to provide support and have liaised with Aberdeen City Council regarding the incident."

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