Boy, 13, dies after falling from 'eighth floor' of block of flats

Boy, 13, dies after falling from ‘eighth floor’ of block of flats next to Wembley Stadium as police probe ‘unexplained’ death

  • Police were called at 6.54am to Olympic Way, in Wembley, north-west London 
  • Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 13-year-old boy died at the scene 
  • Neighbours said the teen fell from eighth floor of the building at Archery Court 

A 13-year-old boy has died after falling from the eighth floor of a block of flats in London early this morning. 

Police were called at 6.54am to Olympic Way, in Wembley, north-west London, after reports a boy had fallen from a residential building.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics the 13-year-old boy died at the scene. The next of kind have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Neighbours said the young teenager fell from eighth floor of the building at Archery Court in Wembley, as reported by the Evening Standard.

Met Police said the death is currently being treated as unexplained. No arrests have been made and enquiries are today continuing.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 13-year-old boy died at the scene (pictured)

Haider Narallah, chairman of the local residents’ association, told the Standard: ‘I heard someone shouting. I looked out of my balcony and saw a boy lying on the first floor. 

‘It was clear he had fallen. He fell from the eighth floor on to a balcony on the first. The resident there found him. 

‘The paramedics were working really hard on him, they were shouting to each other. It was a very distressing scene.

‘The family are lovely. The mother is such a nice person. She is with the police now. She is devastated.’

Mr Narallah added the residents’ in the block needed to know how the tragic incident happened.

A spokesman for the Met said: ‘Police were called at 06:54hrs on Monday, 7 September to Olympic Way, Wembley to reports of a child fallen from height from a residential building.

‘Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 13-year-old boy died at the scene.

‘His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

‘The death is currently being treated as unexplained. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.’

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