Tributes to girl, 7, after fatal fall from 11th floor Finsbury balcony

Emberton Court

Emberton Court - Credit: Archant

Tributes have been laid at the scene where a little girl fell to her death last night.

Flowers were laid at the bottom of the block

Flowers were laid at the bottom of the block - Credit: Archant

The seven-year-old, plunged from a balcony on the 11th floor of Emberton Court, in Tompion Street, Finsbury at around 6.45pm.

She was still alive when the emergency services arrived, but was in cardiac arrest.

They rushed her to the Royal London Hospital where she died soon after.

The girl has not been named, but next of kin have been informed. She is thought to be part of a Somalian family and one of three children.


You may also want to watch:


Three bouquets of flowers had been placed near at the foot of the block where the child would have fallen.

One, written in a child’s handwriting, said: “RIP little angel, always in our thoughts. lots of love.”

Most Read

Another read: “Gone to soon. RIP angel.”

One neighbour said: “They’d lived here about three years, I knew them to say hello to. I didn’t hear anything last night, I was watching TV. The first I heard was all the sirens, then there lots of people about outside. It’s shocking.

The girl’s death is being treated as unexplained and detectives from Islington are investigating.

A post mortem has been scheduled for later this week.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter