Toddler dies in tragic fall

by Alex Wellman A shocked community is in grief after a two-year-old boy fell to his death from a balcony on the top floor of a block of flats. The child, Tziell, two, of Hereford House, Carlton Vale, South Kilburn, fell from his home on

by Alex Wellman

A shocked community is in grief after a two-year-old boy fell to his death from a balcony on the top floor of a block of flats.

The child, Tziell, two, of Hereford House, Carlton Vale, South Kilburn, fell from his home on the 16th floor of the block just before 2.30pm on Saturday March 14.

Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, battled in vain to save his life before he was taken to a north London hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3.28pm.


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A neighbour, who asked not to be identified, said: "I came down here and there was just a few people and I saw his mum. She was just distraught. She was just crying on the floor.

"She was so in shock. They had her wrapped in that silver foil and she has not been back to the flat since then."

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Michael, a neighbour of the family, said: "The boy was just a happy, lovely little boy. I would say hello every time I saw him and he would smile back.

"This is just so sad and everyone is just so shocked at this tragedy."

Father Frank Ryan, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Stafford Road, South Kilburn, said: "The whole of the community is gutted over this tragic death and there is a great concern over the safety of balconies if these high rise blocks."

Police refused to comment on how Tziell, known affectionately as Tzitzi, fell but said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

Housing chiefs said they were unable to say much with the police investigation going on but said they had offered to find his mother alternative accommodation.

A joint statement from Helen Evans, managing director, Brent Housing Partnership and Martin Cheeseman, director of housing and community care, Brent Council said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family following the tragic incident at Hereford House, South Kilburn, on Saturday afternoon 14 March in which a two year old boy died. The police are investigating and we have no more information at this time."

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Det Insp Tony Magyar on 0208 733 3058.

alex.wellman@archant.co.uk

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