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Heartbreaking tribute paid to little boy who died in ‘painfully sad’ fall from Sheffield hotel window

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A council leader has expressed his heartbreak over the death of a little boy who fell out of a hotel window in Sheffield.

Mohammed Monib Majeedi was only five years old when he fell to his death at the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street at 2.30pm on Wednesday, August 18.

READ MORE: Horrified witnesses to Sheffield hotel death ‘couldn’t sleep’ after tragic boy, 5, died falling from window

He and his family had fled Afghanistan four weeks ago hoping to start a new and safer life in the UK.

The family, including the parents, three boys and two girls moved to the hotel only three or four days ago before little Mohammed’s tragic death.

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The OYO Flagship Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street, where a five-year-old boy tragically died after falling from a window
The OYO Flagship Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street, where a five-year-old boy tragically died after falling from a window

In a statement issued this evening, leader of Sheffield City Council Terry Fox said he was “absolutely heartbroken” and said the council will be supporting the family in any way possible.

“I am absolutely heartbroken that a young boy has lost his life in this way. My deepest thoughts are with the family of little Mohammed, I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through,” said Cllr Fox.

“As a council we have been at the hotel to offer assistance and, in partnership with the police, will support the family in any way we possibly can.

“While details are still emerging and the police continue to investigate, it’s not appropriate for me to comment further, except to say that this is an incredibly sad time.”

The Home Office confirmed that the Metropolitan Hotel was being used to accommodate people from Afghanistan.

It is understood that the eight to 10 Afghan families staying at the hotel were moved to another hotel on Thursday afternoon.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward by calling 101 or via the force’s online portal. The incident number is 489 of August 18.

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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