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Tragedy as young boy dies after falling from hotel window

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A young boy has died after falling from the window of a hotel in Sheffield, police have confirmed.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police were called to the OYO Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel in the city centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the boy, who has not been formally identified, is believed to be under 10 years old.

His family is being supported by specially trained officers, the force said.

The tragic incident took place at around 2:30pm on Wednesday afternoon at the hotel on Blonk Street, close to the car park.

Police are still investigating the circumstances behind the death, and a large emergency services presence remains in place.

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

Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel

“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.”

Earlier, there were reports of a “large presence” of emergency services, with the NCP car park closed and drivers asked to “avoid the area if you can”.

Police

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Emergency services are currently on scene at an incident on Blonk Street, Sheffield. There is a large presence.

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