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Police issue update after young boy falls to death from Sheffield hotel window


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South Yorkshire Police have issued an update following the tragic death of a young boy who fell from a window at a Sheffield hotel.

This afternoon (Wednesday), the force sadly confirmed that the boy who is believed to be under the age of 10 , fell from a window at the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel.

There was a large police presence in place on Blonk Street and the NCP car park next to the hotel was closed to the public.

READ MORE:Tragedy as boy dies after falling out of hotel window in Sheffield city centre

Police have said that the boy who tragically died after falling from a hotel window in Sheffield was younger than 10 years old.

The constabulary has now said, in further update on Wednesday evening: “We can now confirm we are not treating this incident as suspicious.”

In a statement issued earlier, the force said: “We are sorry to share that 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 (August 18) 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.”

Tributes to the young boy and well wishes his family have been paid by the many who have been left shocked and saddened by the news.

“My heart goes out to the family. I’m so very sorry”, one person posted.

Another person wrote: “How awful. God bless you little one. Deepest sympathy to the family. Fly high sweetheart.”

To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here .

Written by: Rother Radio News

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