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    BABY CRITICAL AFTER LAMPOST FALL

    Street works reported in progress in the area of accident

    A baby has suffered “life threatening” injuries after a lampost fell on a major street in Chiswick, London. The child was rushed by air ambulance to the Royal College Hospital.

    A witness said that the lampost fell on the childs buggy. A woman believed to be his grandmother was taken to hospital with back injuries. 

    A woman nearby said: “It’s an area where they are re-doing the pavement. I’m really worried and annoyed that the lampost has come down.” 

    The spokeswoman said the council would not comment on speculation from passersby that the pavement was undergoing work because an investigation was underway.

    Police have closed the two roads. A Met Police spokesman said HSE had been informed. Full report.

    Update 24th  February

    The local council has now confirmed that streetworks were taking place in the area and that the council is cooperating with the Police and HSE investigation.

    Update 26th February

    It has now reported baby Tommy Hollis has tragically died following this incident. A joint investigation into how and why the post fell is under way by officers from Hounslow CID, the Specialist Crime Directorate and the Health and Safety Executive. 

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