Teenager dies after falling from scaffolding at Wanstead home (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Alfie Perrin, 16, from Enfield, dies after falling from scaffolding on house in Camden Road, Wanstead
A TEENAGER has died after falling from scaffolding on a two-storey house in Wanstead.
Alfie Perrin, 16, from Enfield, fell from the building in Camden Road on Wednesday afternoon.
He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but died of head injuries.
An inquest has opened and adjourned into his death, which is being treated as unexplained.
There have been no arrests and police are appealing for witnesses.
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said building work was taking place at the property where the incident happened.
He added: "I had gone out and seen builders looking at plans outside the property.
"I think they were working on a loft extension.
"When I came back one of the builders stopped me and told me there had been an accident.
"I asked what had happened and he said someone had fallen."
The man said the cordon was in place until around 7pm with a smaller cordon at the house concerned.
He said he had not seen any builders at the property since.
A joint investigation into the incident is being run with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Anyone who can assist is asked to call Ilford police CID on 020 8345 2727.
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