Published: 10:56, 05 August 2014 |
Updated: 19:44, 05 August 2014
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.
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.
"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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