Baby dies after plunging from third-floor flat window

The one-year-old fell from the top floor of a tenement building in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Death: Police cordoned off the area. <strong>STV</strong>
Death: Police cordoned off the area. STV

A one-year-old girl has died after plunging from a third-floor window at a block of flats.

The baby fell from a tenement on Dumbarton Road in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, shortly after 2pm on Wednesday.

She was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where she was pronounced dead.

The death is not thought to be suspicious.


Police have cordoned off the area while investigations are being carried out.

Inspector Steve Martin said the baby’s family have been left shocked by the death.

He 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 dash-cams in case they have captured anything which may be of significance.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 2.07pm 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.”

Investigation: Child fell from the third floor window. STV

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