A toddler who plunged from an “eighth floor” window of a tower block was found “blue and crying on the ground”.

The two-year-old boy remains “critical but stable” in hospital following the fall from height in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

According to a mum living at the building, who did not want to be named, a neighbour was having a cigarette on the balcony when she heard the little tot crying and looked down to find him “blue” and on the ground.

The mum, who has had sleepless nights since the discovery, said: “I just hope he’s alright. My neighbour is on the same side because they were the one that found him.

“My neighbour found him and they were on the balcony having a cigarette and heard this baby crying and he was blue and on the floor.”

Another resident of the tower block, who also asked to not be named, described how they have become “anxious” and would be “in hysterics” if it had been their child who had fallen.

They said: “Everyone knows about the situation and we are praying for the little boy.

“I couldn’t sleep last night, it was that bad because I have children of a young age. I couldn’t sleep and I was tossing and turning. I was worrying about this little boy and he’s only two and he’s fallen from the eighth floor. What could have possibly happened?”

Police have launched an investigation into the fall, reports Surrey Live.

Surrey Constabulary said the boy was airlifted to hospital at around 4pm on Tuesday.

A resident said there were “a lot of police” at the scene.

The housing association A2Dominion, which manages the flats, is supporting the investigation.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “We were called to reports of a child who had fallen from the window of a block of flats on Spelthorne Grove in Sunbury at around 3.50pm yesterday afternoon (March 14).”

“Officers attended along with colleagues from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and a two-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.”

Dawn Wightman, director of homes and communities at A2Dominion, said: “We were made aware of an incident involving a child at one of our properties. Our team went to the site immediately to support the family and the emergency services.

“We are continuing to work closely with all involved and our focus is with the child’s family at this very difficult time.”

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