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Boy, 16, dies after scaffold fall

A 16-year-old boy has died after falling from scaffolding while working, Scotland Yard said today.

Alfie Perrin, from Enfield, north London, fell while he was carrying out work at a two-storey house in Camden Road, Wanstead, east London, on Wednesday.

Police were called at around 3pm and he was taken to hospital but later died from a head injury.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and information about what happened. His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A joint investigation is being run between the Metropolitan Police and the Health and Safety Executive.