A five-year-old boy has died after falling from a tower block of flats in east London.

The child fell from the upper floors of Jacobs House in New City Road, Plaistow, at about 06:00 BST. He died at the scene.

A neighbour who called the emergency services said the boy’s parents were “inconsolable”.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, the Met Police says.

“Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this time,” a Met spokesperson said, adding they were supporting relatives with specialist officers.