Child Protection Officers launch investigation after toddler hurt in 100ft fall
POLICE have launched an investigation after a 15-month-old girl was critically injured in a 100ft fall in Plymouth.
The girl suffered serious internal injuries in a fall from the bedroom window of a fifth-floor flat in Savage Road, Plymouth.
Police today confirmed officers from the child protection team are investigating.
Part of the investigation will involve discussions with owners of the property Sanctuary Housing.
The toddler fell from her home in Barne Barton at about 8.30am on Saturday.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene in Talbot Gardens, just off Savage Road.
The injured girl was taken to Derriford Hospital where she remained in intensive care last night.
It is thought she may be transferred to a specialist unit in Bristol in due course.
Police say she did not suffer any external wounds but sustained serious internal injuries and today described her as 'critical but stable'.
Officers have launched an investigation to establish what happened.
The block of flats is one of several between Savage Road and Talbot Gardens.
The girl's family was too upset to speak yesterday.
As the news spread yesterday afternoon, scores of people took to The Herald's Facebook page to send messages of condolence to the family.
Becky Cole wrote: "Hope the little one pulls through. Such a terrible accident. But as parents we don't have eyes in the back of our heads."
Tracy Greaves added: "Can't even imagine on earth how the parents must be feeling right now. My thoughts are with the family. Stay strong, am thinking of you."
Lisa Hodgson wrote: "Poor little girl. Fingers crossed she pulls through. My heart goes out to her family and close ones. Every parent's worse nightmare."
Jenny Ford said: "Poor little baby. Her parents must be going through hell. Accidents happen. Hope she gets well soon."
And Leah Clancy wrote: "Hope she gets better soon. Scary that one so young can do this. Makes you think. Love to family and friends."