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Kent Air Ambulance called to Rainham after reports a baby fell from the window of a flat

05 August 2014
by Clare Freeman

Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of child neglect after a baby fell from a window in Rainham earlier today.

Officers are questioning the woman at a Police station outside the county while they piece together events leading up to the fall.

A witness said she saw the baby plummet from a window and strike a man before hitting the ground.

The woman was so stunned she at first thought the falling child was a doll.

The air ambulance was called to Rainham this morning after reports that a baby had fallen from the window of a flat.

Scene of the accident in Station Road, Rainham

Scene of the accident in Station Road, Rainham

The helicopter landed at Rainham Rec just after 8am.

A witness said the girl, who is thought to be about one year old, had fallen from a window above D&A Angling in Station Road.

The witness, who did not want to be named, was on her way to the train station when she saw the shocking accident.

She said: "I saw the baby fall from the window, but at first I thought it was a doll, it hit an elderly man on the shoulder then fell to the floor.

"I went to see if the man was okay and the baby wasn't making any sound so I still thought it was a doll, but then she started screaming.

Police at the scene of the accident in Station Road, Rainham

Police at the scene of the accident in Station Road, Rainham

"I picked her up and cradled her. There was a big bump on her forehead that was getting bigger and bigger.

"She was bleeding from her nose and mouth."

"I picked her up and cradled her. There was a big bump on her forehead that was getting bigger and bigger" - a witness

The witness said the girl's mum had come running down stairs crying when she realised.

The girl was assessed and treated for a head injury by paramedics at the scene.

She was then taken as a priority to King's College Hospital, London by road.

A South East Coast spokesman said they had been called to Rainham at 8:10am to reports a young girl had fallen from a first floor window. 

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