Neighbours tell of 'hysterical screams' as boy, 3, falls from window in Two Locks, Cwmbran

HOSPITAL TREATMENT: The house, right, in The Circle, Two Locks, Cwmbran, where a three-year-old boy fell from an upstairs window

HOSPITAL TREATMENT: The house, right, in The Circle, Two Locks, Cwmbran, where a three-year-old boy fell from an upstairs window

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NEIGHBOURS told of hearing screams as a three-year-old boy fell from a first-floor open window of a house in Cwmbran.

Six police officers were called to the house at The Circle in Two Locks shortly before 3pm by ambulance staff, after the tot fell from the window on to a porch and then to the ground.

He was taken to Newport’s Royal Gwent Hospital, but had not suffered long-term or life-threatening injuries, said a spokesman for Gwent Police.

But his lucky escape shocked neighbours and family members.

It is reported that neighbours rushed into the street after hearing a woman screaming hysterically.

They rallied around to see what help they could offer the mother, whose son was laying at the front of the house.

Those who helped are now eagerly waiting news to find out if the boy will be OK.

A neighbour, Paul Dixon, said that the street was “very close knit”.

After hearing of the events, he said: “Any child getting injured is a worry and everyone in the street just hopes he makes a quick recovery.

“When something like this happens, it worries everyone.”

The family said they were too upset by the the shock of the situation to speak with the Argus.

The street was filled by con - cerned residents of the area after the incident.

There were no arrests as a result of the fall, which was described by police as a domestic accident.

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12:01pm Fri 1 Aug 14

irisheyes says...

I hope the child is OK but let this be a lesson to everyone to put locks on windows so that a child cannot get out.I know it's hot but there are locks available where you can lock the window partially open for air but too far closed for a tot to escape.
I hope the child is OK but let this be a lesson to everyone to put locks on windows so that a child cannot get out.I know it's hot but there are locks available where you can lock the window partially open for air but too far closed for a tot to escape. irisheyes
  • Score: 16

2:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

mkaibear1 says...

It's scary. 10 seconds is all it can take for a kid to do something you didn't think they could do.

My toddler (21 months old) has inside 10 seconds got on top of the TV cabinet and danced around on it (fortunately had already screwed the TV to the wall), and also inside about 20 seconds got up onto the sofa, got to the pot plant on the window and eaten half of it.

...you can't be too careful. Just as irisheyes says, if you've got windows that open wide enough for a toddler to get out, lock them down!
It's scary. 10 seconds is all it can take for a kid to do something you didn't think they could do. My toddler (21 months old) has inside 10 seconds got on top of the TV cabinet and danced around on it (fortunately had already screwed the TV to the wall), and also inside about 20 seconds got up onto the sofa, got to the pot plant on the window and eaten half of it. ...you can't be too careful. Just as irisheyes says, if you've got windows that open wide enough for a toddler to get out, lock them down! mkaibear1
  • Score: 9

3:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

davidcp says...

The Circle looks a whole lot prettier than it did in the 1990s!!
The Circle looks a whole lot prettier than it did in the 1990s!! davidcp
  • Score: 6

8:02pm Fri 1 Aug 14

opalistic says...

window locks are a good idea that allow you to open a window slightly but please be aware that some are not baby proof. My eighteen month old baby managed to open the lock on a window and climb out luckily ground floor we have had to make amendments to the locks to ensure he can not open the ones upstairs.
window locks are a good idea that allow you to open a window slightly but please be aware that some are not baby proof. My eighteen month old baby managed to open the lock on a window and climb out luckily ground floor we have had to make amendments to the locks to ensure he can not open the ones upstairs. opalistic
  • Score: 4

8:13am Sat 2 Aug 14

displayed says...

"The street was filled by con - cerned residents of the area after the incident."
Is this a deliberate error by the gus, hmmmm...............


"after the tot fell from the window on to a porch and then to the ground."
That porch saved his life!

Glad the boy is ok, hes growing up, so more safety needs to be put in place.
"The street was filled by con - cerned residents of the area after the incident." Is this a deliberate error by the gus, hmmmm............... "after the tot fell from the window on to a porch and then to the ground." That porch saved his life! Glad the boy is ok, hes growing up, so more safety needs to be put in place. displayed
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Sat 2 Aug 14

SpikesGirl says...

irisheyes wrote:
I hope the child is OK but let this be a lesson to everyone to put locks on windows so that a child cannot get out.I know it's hot but there are locks available where you can lock the window partially open for air but too far closed for a tot to escape.
The window latch failed. I know the family
[quote][p][bold]irisheyes[/bold] wrote: I hope the child is OK but let this be a lesson to everyone to put locks on windows so that a child cannot get out.I know it's hot but there are locks available where you can lock the window partially open for air but too far closed for a tot to escape.[/p][/quote]The window latch failed. I know the family SpikesGirl
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