Boy, 14, dies after falling from 19-storey tower in east London

A teenage boy was killed on Saturday after falling from a tower block in Bow, east London. Police officers rushed to Fern Road, near Devons Road station, shortly after 9pm on Saturday (March 19).

Despite their best efforts, the 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene and has notified his next of kin. Police are treating his death as unexplained and not suspicious. MyLondon understands that he fell from the 19-storey tower block of Sleaford House.

In a statement, the Met Police said: “Police were called to Fern Street E3 on Saturday, March 19 at 9:20 p.m. following reports of a person falling from a height of a residential block. Officers responded with LAS. A 14-year-old boy was not found He was pronounced dead on the spot. His next of kin have been informed. The death is treated as inexplicable, but is not considered suspicious.”

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A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.13pm on Saturday 19 March due to reports of a teenager who had fallen from a height in Fern Street, Bow. We sent two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid intervention car and an incident car to the scene. We also dispatched an advanced trauma team from the London Air Ambulance, which consisted of a doctor and a paramedic in a car. We have taken the patient to a major trauma center as a matter of priority.”

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