Boy dies falling from hotel window in Sheffield during school summer holidays

A BOY has died after falling from a hotel window in Sheffield today.

South Yorkshire Police said the youngster died after falling from a
window at the OYO Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street.

The neighbouring NCP car park has been sealed off by police following
the incident at around 2.30pm.

One witness, André Skeats, said officers were blocking people from
going near the car park and had taped off the entrance.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We are sorry to share a boy has sadly
died after falling from a building in Sheffield this afternoon.

“Emergency services were called to the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on
Blonk Street, Sheffield at around 2.30pm today (18 August) after
reports the boy had fallen from a window.

“The boy’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.
No formal identification has taken place yet.

“Enquiries are in the early stages to establish the exact
circumstances surrounding the incident.”


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