Boy dies after falling from hotel window near city centre car park

A boy has died after falling from a hotel window in Sheffield.

The tragedy happened close to an NCP car park at Blonk Street which has now been shut by police.

One witness, André Skeats, has sent pictures of the scene which show officers blocking people from going near the car park and tape around the entrance.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police told Yorkshire Live: “We are sorry to share a boy has sadly died after falling from a building in Sheffield this afternoon.

“Emergency services were called to the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street, Sheffield at around 2.30pm today (18 August) after reports the boy had fallen from a window.

“The boy’s family are being supported by specially trained officers. No formal identification has taken place yet.

“Enquiries are in the early stages to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.”