Young girl falls from Box Hill first-floor window
AN AIR ambulance was scrambled to Box Hill after a three-year-old girl tumbled from an upstairs window.
The girl fell from a first-floor flat above a bicycle shop on Boxhill Road and police cordoned off the area while she was treated and officers investigated.
The Surrey Air Ambulance landed in a nearby field, but the girl was eventually taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting by road.
Police said the girl was in a "stable" condition following the incident last Wednesday, despite suffering a number of injuries.
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Dennis Chapman, 79, who lives on Clump Avenue next to the shop, said: "I was on the way home from dog-walking and I saw the ambulance coming up the road and turning into Clump Avenue.
"I saw several people and saw the little girl lying on the pavement. The police followed the ambulance up and they were treating the girl, poor little thing."
He added: "Me and my wife stood there for a while but there was nothing we could do.
"The police put incident tape across and we came back in and let them get on with it.
"It's worrying, especially when it's a child.
"It's not nice if that kind of thing happens to anyone, but when it's a little girl like that it's terrible."
According to Mr Chapman, the girl lived at the flat with her mother and had been there for about three months before the incident.
The Advertiser understands the family moved out of the property last Thursday, the day after the girl fell.
The incident happened at about 10.20am.
Speaking afterwards, a police spokeswoman said: "Officers are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident."