Young boy dies after plunging from block of flats near Wembley Stadium

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A young boy has died after falling eight stories from a block of flats close to Wembley Stadium.

The Met Police said the death is being treated as unexplained.

His body was discovered on the balcony of a first-floor flat on Archery Court in Olympic Way in northwest London.

Police were called shortly before 7am on Monday morning where officers and paramedics gave the boy first aid before he sadly died at the scene.

The boy plunged 60ft to his death.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are continuing.

Haider Narallah, chairman of the local residents' association, told the Evening Standard: "I heard someone shouting.

"I looked out of my balcony and saw a boy lying the first floor. It was clear he had fallen.

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"He fell from the eighth floor onto 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.

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"She is with the police now. She is devastated."

Haider added the block, on the main route between Wembley Park underground station and the stadium, was only completed three years ago.

"We need answers as to how this happened," he said.

Resident Liban Mao, 43, said: "I saw the woman who found the body on her balcony. She was really distressed."

In a separate incident last month, a two-year-old boy also fell to his death after plunging from a tower block in Shoreditch, east London.

Shocked neighbours reported hearing screaming before the toddler was seen motionless on the ground below the open window.

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