Saville Green: baby boy, 1, dies after falling from window of seventh-floor in block of flats in Leeds

The baby was taken to hospital for emergency treatment but sadly died a short time later

A baby boy has died after falling from the window of a seventh-floor flat in Leeds.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.25pm on Saturday (2 July) at Saville Green.

The one-year-old was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment, but sadly was pronounced dead a short time later, West Yorkshire Police said.

It is believed the boy lived in the flat with his mum and siblings, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

A baby boy has died after falling from the window of a seventh-floor flat (Photo: Google)

Inquiries ongoing

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Inquiries are now being carried out to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: “At 1.25pm on Saturday, July 2, police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending Saville Green in Leeds where a child had fallen from the window of a flat.

"The one-year-old boy was taken to hospital for emergency treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

"The incident is being treated as a sudden unexpected death in childhood and we ask that people consider the family and respect their privacy at what is clearly a very difficult time for them."

‘I heard her screaming and I followed her down the stairs’

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A neighbour said: “She’s a good mum, and a very nice person.

“I don’t know exactly what happened, but I heard her screaming and I followed her down the stairs.

“I’m very sad, she’s a very nice person.”

A young woman, who lives on the ground floor of the building, told the YEP that she came home on Saturday evening to see the flats blocked off by police.

She said: “It’s tragic. I’ve got a little brother who is four so it’s very close to home.”