An 18-month-year-old baby girl has died after falling from the seventh floor of a block of flats in Birmingham.

The death of the child is being treated as unexplained by West Midlands Police.

The baby fell from Ryland House flats in Great Hampton Row in the Hockley area of the city just before midday on Monday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a girl who had fallen from a window.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

Police at the scene of the tragedy Credit: SWNS

One witness said they saw the distraught mother crying over the child's body after the tragedy.

Marcus Tyers, who works at the supermarket opposite the flats, went outside after hearing shouting and screaming.

I saw people gathered around the grass at the bottom of Ryland House. I went over and a baby girl was lying on the grass. She was obviously dead. It was the worst thing I have ever seen. I’m still in shock today. I can’t get that image out of my head. Her mother was standing over her crying and screaming. Her dad was there as well.

Marcus Tyers

Another local shopkeeper said the community was in mourning. "People are very, very sad - they are feeling it very bad," he said.

Police said that the coroner had been informed of the death and a post mortem will be carried out.