Teen hurt after plunging from car park

A teenager is today recovering after falling from a multi-storey car park in Ipswich.

IPSWICH: A police investigation was today under way after a teenager suffered serious multiple injuries in a plunge from a multi-storey car park.

The 15-year-old is recovering in Ipswich Hospital after suffering leg and foot injuries, a collapsed lung and facial injuries after falling from level two of the Crown Car Park.

Horrified staff at Ipswich council's CCTV centre saw the incident and immediately called the police who alerted the ambulance servive and rushed to the scene.

Mystery still surrounds the incident which happened late on Tuesday afternoon but a full police investigation is under way. Officers are waiting until the teenager is stronger before he is interviewed more fully.

They are understood to be checking other CCTV tapes to try to establish what had been happening in the moments leading up to the drama, including what the teenager had been doing in the car park and who he had been talking to.

The Crown Car Park, which is run by the borough, is well covered by CCTV cameras. At that time of the day there were staff on duty.

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It is the town's busiest car park - used by shoppers, workers and also visitors to the neighbouring Crown Pools complex.

The drama happened at one of the busiest times of the day as shoppers and workers were starting to make their way home.

One passerby said the police had taped off the entrance to the car park and appeared to be taking the incident very seriously.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said officers had informed the boy's parents of the incident and were continuing with their inquiries.

Paramedics arrived at the scene at around 4.50pm where they found the 15-year-old conscious and breathing.

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