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Boy, 13, dies after falling from block of flats in north London

A teenage boy has died after falling eight floors from a block of flats in north London.  

Emergency services attended the building in Olympic Way, Wembley, north-west London, at around 6.54am this morning. 

Paramedics were unable to help the 13-year-old and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chairman of the local residents’ association Haider Naralla said she heard a shout and then saw the boy lying on the first floor.

She told the Evening Standard: ‘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.’

Met Police confirmed the boy’s next of kin had been notified.

A police spokesman 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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