Tragedy as baby girl dies after falling from window of flat in Scotland

Tragedy as baby girl dies after falling from window of flat in Scotland

A ONE-YEAR-OLD girl who fell from the window of a third-floor flat in Scotland has tragically died.

The infant plunged from a block on Dumbarton Road in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire – around eight miles west of Glasgow city centre – at approximately 2.10pm on Wednesday.

She was taken to Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children but sadly died from her injuries today.

Police Scotland have confirmed they are investigating the tragedy but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

In an earlier statement, the force said several people came to the baby girl's aid and appealed for any neighbours or passers-by who saw her at the window in the moments before she fell to come forward.

Speaking this afternoon, Detective Inspector Steve Martin from the Clydebank-based Family Protection Unit, said: "The little girl’s family have been left devastated by the loss of their child and we are investigating the circumstances surrounding what happened.

"I continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have rendered assistance to the family or emergency services, to please get in touch.

"I would also ask any motorists who were in the vicinity to check their dashcams in case they have captured anything which may be of significance."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We received a call at 2.07pm on Wednesday to attend an incident at Dumbarton Road, Clydebank.

"We dispatched an ambulance, the trauma team and our special operations response team to the scene and one patient was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Family Protection Unit based at Clydebank Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1888 of Wednesday April 10 2019.