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Boy, two, dies in balcony fall

A two-year-old boy has died after falling from a third-floor balcony.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the child was taken to hospital by ambulance after falling from a building in Torquay, Devon, on Friday evening.

They have launched an investigation into the fall, which happened in Lichfield Avenue at around 7.40pm, but say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Floral tributes could be seen at the scene of the accident, outside a three-storey block of flats on a housing estate less than a mile from the sea in the popular resort town.

Neighbours of the people involved declined to comment.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a toddler from Torquay.

"At 7.40pm on Friday September 23 police were called to Lichfield Avenue, Torquay, by an ambulance crew who were treating a two-year-old boy who had fallen from a third-floor balcony.

"The child was taken to Torbay Hospital where he subsequently died. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time but police are keen to hear from anyone who has any information that may assist police in their inquiries."


From Belfast Telegraph