Police revealed yesterday that emergency services were called to the Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street, Sheffield, at around 2.30pm after reports the boy had fallen from a window.
Officers confirmed later that a boy had tragically died as a result of a fall. He has not been named.
It has emerged that concerns about how far the windows opened in the high-rise hotel had been raised with the venue on its social media sites in the past.
Former guest Ashi Khan posted in a complaint on the hotel’s own Facebook page in 2019: “I could not open the window as it opened so wide I was scared my children would fall out.”
She also published a picture showing a wide open window.
The Star has contacted OYO Rooms, the company behind the Sheffield Metropolitan, for comment.