Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Update: One-year-old boy suffers fractured skull after fall from first floor window on to concrete in Thetford

12:08 07 July 2014

East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance in Norwich.

East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance in Norwich.

Archant Norfolk

A one-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull and was placed in an induced coma after falling from a first floor window in Thetford.

The toddler was rushed to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds following the fall on to concrete at an address in Ripon Way, Thetford at around 10am on Sunday.

A police investigation into the incident was launched immediately. Officers found there was no criminal intent or culpability, according to a police spokesman.

Dr Andy Mason, from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), attended the scene and said the boy had undergone a CT scan to determine the extent of his injuries.

“His injuries were serious but non-life-threatening so he was taken to West Suffolk for a CT scan.

“I followed in my response vehicle and rendezvoused with the ambulance at Rymer Point after the child’s condition deteriorated.

“However, his condition appears to have stabilized,” he said.

Dr Mason added that the boy did not appear to have suffered any further injuries as a result of the fall.

The police spokesman confirmed that the 23-month-old boy had suffered a fractured skull but that his injuries were “not life-threatening”.

Neighbours said they were shocked by the incident, which took place at a house owned by Flagship Housing.

Carl Clark, Thetford Town Councillor and resident in Ripon Way, said: “The family were devastated. They are very well known in the street and I have known them for four or five years.

“They are a really nice family who are great with their kids so this was a shock to everyone.

“It sounds like it was just an awful accident,” he said.

Do you have a story for us? Email newsdesk@archant.co.uk

2 comments

  • to busy on Facebook !!!!

    Report this comment

    London in Norfolk

    Monday, July 7, 2014

  • We wish him a speedy recovery. Why Flagship got a mention is beyond me, who cares if he lives in social housing.!

    Report this comment

    hayley and lee

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

England's Harry Martin in 2014.

The greatest sporting spectacle on the planet is almost upon us once again.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust vehicle. Photograph Simon Parker

An elderly woman was taken to hospital on Sunday after she collided with a car in Beccles which then did not stop.

Abellio Greater Anglia

A person has been pronounced dead after being struck by a train near Needham Market station.

Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds

A steak and lobster restaurant from Southend is understood to be moving into the newly-renovated Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds.

It's hot up there!

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Voters at Whiting Street EU polling station, Bury St Edmunds.

Around 7% of people who voted for Brexit in Suffolk and north-east Essex now regret their decision, a poll by this newspaper has found.

Emma Young, assistant nurse at St Helena Hospice in Colchester.

The hospice star who moved staff and patients to tears with a beautiful Adele rendition which has gone viral has said she would relish the chance to release a Christmas song for the charity.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24