Boy, 12, dies after falling from balcony

A 12-year-old boy has died after falling from the balcony of an upper-floor flat on Friday.

Renoy Ellis died after he fell from the property at Ward Point in Hotspur Street, Kennington at around 4.20pm.

Police were called to the scene and officers attended along with London Ambulance Service (LAS) crews.

A LAS spokeswoman LAS said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, paramedics in fast response cars, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer.

“We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

“The first paramedic arrived in less than four minutes.”

Despite their efforts Renoy was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The LAS service said they also treated a woman at the scene and she was taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the Met said: “At this early stage, there is nothing to indicate that the incident is suspicious, however enquires are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

The area’s Labour MP, Florence Eshalomi, wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Very sad to hear about the sad death of a young child who fell from a block of flats earlier this afternoon in Hotspur Street, SE11.

“My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

Pictured top: Ward Point tower (second left) on the Ethelred estate in Kennington (Picture: Robert Firth)

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