Man is arrested on suspicion of ‘neglect’ after child falls from window in Honiton

A young child who fell from a first-floor window in Honiton High Street earlier this month has been discharged from hospital, police said.

Police said a local man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and released on bail to return on September 2, pending further enquries.

Officers were called to a Honiton town centre property at around 11.35am on Sunday, August 8, and a child was airlifted to Bristol Children’s Hospital and treated for a head injury.

Police said the child was reported to be in a stable condition and later discharged from hospital.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “A local man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and released on police bail, to return on Thursday 2 September, pending further enquiries.”

 

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