Lancashire

Toddler injured in Blackpool hotel window fall

Police van outside the hotel
Image caption The ambulance service was called to Albert Road in Blackpool at 08:46 BST

A toddler is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from a second floor hotel window.

Lancashire Police said the 18-month-old girl fell from the Rooms Inn on Albert Road in Blackpool just before 09:00 BST.

The child sustained a number of fractures and was flown by air ambulance to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

Police said their investigation was ongoing.

The owner of the Rooms Inn said the child was part of a family of four who was staying at the 32-room venue.

Blackpool Council has confirmed staff have carried out an inspection of the family's room.

Image caption Hoteliers Wendy and Kevin Twiss rushed to help the girl

Wendy and Kevin Twiss, who run a neighbouring hotel, raised the alarm after hearing the girl fall into a yard at the back of the building and looked out to see her in distress.

Mr Twiss said: "We just said to everyone 'We need to get downstairs. We need to go and help this little girl'.

"I looked up and saw who I believed were the parents looking out of the window.

"So I got some ladders, climbed over the wall and I didn't know what to do so I just picked the child up."

Mr Twiss said a man he believed was the girl's father kicked the back gate open and took hold of her.

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