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Toddler seriously injured from falling scaffolding

A toddler has been taken to hospital with serious head injures after being injured by falling scaffolding in Brighton.

The 3-year-old-girl was being pushed in a pushchair by her mother along Preston Street yesterday morning when a large piece of timber fell on her head.

The timber is believed to have fallen from scaffolding surrounding a building. The toddler - from Lancing remains in a serious condition.

The child was injured as she was being pushed in a pushchair along Preston Street Credit: ITV Meridian

Staff at the restaurant below the scaffolding say the building work has nothing to do with their business.

A 32-year-old man from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and a 39-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of failing to discharge general health and safety duty at work.

Police are working with Health and Safety Executive who will be investigating.

The child was injured by a piece of timber which fell from scaffolding Credit: ITV Meridian

"We are appealing to anyone who may have been walking along the street at this time to come forward with any information they have on this incident.

"We are also urging anyone who was driving along this road to check their dash cam footage to see if the incident was captured."

– Detective Chief Inspector Pierre Serra