A toddler has been taken to hospital after falling several stories near a busy dual carriageway in east London.
The Metropolitan Police were called to East India Dock, Poplar, shortly after 6.50pm yesterday following reports that a child had ‘fallen from height’.
Reports on social media claimed the toddler had plummeted from the eighth floor, although this is yet to be confirmed.
London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance were sent to the scene. The child was treated by paramedics before being taken to a major trauma centre.
Police closed the A13 East India Dock in both directions shortly before 7pm as they investigated the incident.
No arrests have been made and the current condition of the child is not yet known.
In a statement the Met said: ‘Police called at 6.54pm to East India Dock Road, Poplar to reports of a child fallen from height from a residential building. Officers attended with LAS.
‘The child, believed to be a toddler, has been taken to hospital – we await a condition update.
‘Officers remain on scene and road closures are in place at junction with Chrisp Street and Newby Place. Motorists should use other routes.
‘Any witnesses or those with dash cam footage should call police ref CAD 6419/27 July.’
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