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Workers tell of shock as toddler falls from Edgware Road flat

PUBLISHED: 17:20 14 October 2010

The block of flats where the girl fell

The block of flats where the girl fell

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NEIGHBOURS have described the moment of horror as they watched a 14-month-old girl fall from the first floor window of her Edgware Road home.

The toddler, described as being of Arabic origin, suffered head injuries after plunging 15ft from her family’s flat in Grosvenor Court Mansions on Friday evening.

It is thought she climbed up to the window before falling onto the pavement below.

She was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, before being transferred to a specialist hospital in south London. Her condition is “serious but stable”.

Mohammad Al-Assad, a chef from Ranoush Juice restaurant, was working when he saw the incident.

“At first, I thought someone had thrown her,” he said.

“I rushed outside and she was shaking but breathing. I called the police and ambulance and started shouting up to the window above. I heard the woman, who must be the mother, screaming and crying in the street.”

Greg Gdowski, a waiter at the nearby Maroush Deli, said: “My colleague went outside and saw the baby fall. He rushed inside and told us and I went to see what had happened.

“I thought the baby was dead. I was in shock. I went home and told my girlfriend what I had seen and I couldn’t sleep all night.

“When they said the next day that she was alive I was totally surprised because it didn’t look good. I didn’t think it was possible.”

A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers had gone to the scene after being called at 8.25pm.

She said: “Initial enquiries have been conducted and we are satisfied this was a non-suspicious incident and there is no cause for further police action.”


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