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17/07/2013 15:39 BST | Updated 17/07/2013 15:41 BST

Girl, 2, Dies After Falling From Open Window In Block Of Flats In Bristol

Filoe photo dated 18/11/2011 of a generic view of police tape at a crime scene. The Home Secretary is expected to unveil a number of measures to boost trust in the police today that will see officers with a history of sexual harassment or financial misconduct barred from becoming chief constables.
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Filoe photo dated 18/11/2011 of a generic view of police tape at a crime scene. The Home Secretary is expected to unveil a number of measures to boost trust in the police today that will see officers with a history of sexual harassment or financial misconduct barred from becoming chief constables.

A little girl has died after falling from an open window on the fourth floor of a block of flats, police said today.

The girl, two, was discovered outside the building in Windmill Hill, Bristol, having fallen some 50 feet to the ground.

Avon and Somerset Police described the death as a "tragic accident".

Paramedics were called to the tower block on Monday morning and battled to save the child. She was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

A police spokeswoman said: "We were called at around 7am on Monday to reports a child was lying on the ground outside Polden House flats at Windmill Hill. She was reported to have a serious head injury and was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

"There is no criminal investigation and the matter has been referred to the coroner. It looks like it was a tragic accident."

Flowers and soft toys have been left at the flats and neighbours have paid tribute to the child.

Paul Sheppard, 40, told the Bristol Post: "It's so sad - a big shock. Everyone in the flats is cut up about it, she was a lovely little girl. On Monday morning I heard her mum scream, then she ran out to get downstairs as fast as she could."