Update: Toddler ‘stable’ after fall from first-floor window

Police on Selborne Street in Frenchwood, Preston, after an 18-month-old baby fell from a window
Police on Selborne Street in Frenchwood, Preston, after an 18-month-old baby fell from a window
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A toddler was airlifted to hospital after plummeting from a first-floor window.

Emergency services were called to Selborne Street in Frenchwood, Preston, on Friday morning, following reports that an 18-month-old boy had fallen from the window of a house.

The youngster was described as “stable” in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Thursday evening, and neighbours and community representatives spoke of their shock at what had happened, wishing the youngster a speedy recovery.

Police were called to the terraced street at about 8.30am on Friday by the ambulance service.

The toddler was airlifted to hospital with what was described as serious head injuries.

Police on Thursday said the youngster was stable, and had been transferred to a high dependency ward in Alder Hey.

They said inquiries were ongoing into the circumstances, but said the fall was not being treated as suspicious.

One neighbour said she was leaving her house when she saw people gathered around where the toddler had fallen, as well as police and paramedics.

She described what happened as “traumatic”.

She said: “I’m shocked, I feel sick, I can’t stop thinking about it. It was traumatic. I hope everyone is all right.”

Coun Drew Gale, who represents the Town Centre ward on Preston Council, said his thoughts were with the family involved, and wished the youngster a fast recovery.

He said: “Words simply cannot express how we feel, we all hope for a speedy recovery.

“It is deeply upsetting and our thoughts are with the family and their loved ones and their friends at this difficult time.”