A five-year-old boy who died after falling from the window of a housing block in Plaistow has been locally named as Aalim Makial Jibril.

The incident happened shortly before 6am on Thursday (May 16) at Jacobs House on New City Road.

Crews from the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police Service were dispatched, with London's Air Ambulance flown in but the boy sadly died at the scene.

Newham Recorder: The incident happened at Jacob's House on New City Road in PlaistowThe incident happened at Jacob's House on New City Road in Plaistow (Image: PA media)He has since been identified locally as Aalim Makial Jibril and was a pupil at New City Primary School in Plaistow.

A neighbour, Ansert Davis, who lives in Jacobs House, had earlier told PA that Aalim’s dad was “inconsolable” and his mum “distraught” following the incident.

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A probe has been launched by Metropolitan Police into the circumstances of Aalim’s death.

The Independent has reported that Aalim's mum had complained to Newham Council about safety of the windows repeatedly before.

His aunt, Maryan Hadafow, told The Sun that "lovely boy" Aalim went in the kitchen and opened the window after getting up very early to go to school.

Newham Recorder: Aalim was described as a lovely boy by his familyAalim was described as a lovely boy by his family (Image: PA Media)She said: “His mother has complained to Newham Council about that window.

“She sent five emails about how they open, and said they were not safe for her kids, but no one did anything.”

Abi Gbago, chief executive of Newham Council, has stated in response that the council is conducting a “full investigation” to reach the “fullest possible understanding of what happened” and will support any other probe.

The council, she said, will provide an update after all the relevant facts are established “as quickly as possible”.

“Yesterday was a heart breaking and tragic day for all concerned, and we are united both in our grief, and in our determination to ensure the family are fully supported.

Newham Recorder: Abi Gbago, the chief executive of Newham CouncilAbi Gbago, the chief executive of Newham Council (Image: Newham Council)“What they have been through with the loss of Aalim, their child, is truly devastating and they will need time and space to mourn such a terrible loss”, she added.

Caroline Stone, head teacher at New City Primary School, said in the school’s weekly newsletter on Friday (May 17) that their “thoughts and prayers” go out to Aalim’s family.

A statement from the school sent to the Independent described Aalim as a “beautiful, happy and caring boy” who thoroughly enjoyed school and was popular with all his friends. “He was much loved by his family and all the staff at New City”, the school added.

A fundraising campaign started by UKIM Masjid Ibrahim & Islamic Centre in Barking Road to help Aalim’s family has raised more than £7,000 so far.