Boy, five, dies following ‘medical emergency’ outside shopping centre in east London

Boy, five, dies following ‘medical emergency’ outside shopping centre in east London

A five-year-old boy has died following a ‘medical emergency’ outside a shopping centre in east London.

The Metropolitan Police were called to Heathway Shopping Centre in Dagenham by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) just after 9pm on Monday.

Alongside the LAS, Met officers attended to a ‘child taken unwell’ before rushing him to an east London hospital.

It was reported by MyLondon that witnesses reported seeing eight police cars and four ambulances at the address.

The five-year-old child died in hospital at 10.52pm, but the incident ‘is not thought to be suspicious’.

A spokesperson for the Met Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 9.09pm on Monday, 9 May to reports a child taken unwell at an address off Heathway in Dagenham.

Officers attended. The five-year-old child was taken to an east London hospital where he died at 10.52pm.

‘The death is currently being treated as unexplained but is not thought to be suspicious.’

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