A young boy fell 60ft to his death from a block of flats near Wembley Stadium early today.
Neighbours said the child plunged from an apartment on the eighth floor of Archery Court in Olympic Way.
His body was discovered by a resident on the balcony of her first-floor flat.
Police were called shortly before 7am. Officers and paramedics gave the boy first aid but he died at the scene.
The Met said the death is being treated as unexplained. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
Haider Narallah, chairman of the local residents’ association, said: “I heard someone shouting. I looked out of my balcony and saw a boy lying on the first floor. It was clear he had fallen. He fell from the eighth floor on to a balcony on the first. The resident there found him.
“The paramedics were working really hard on him, they were shouting to each other. It was a very distressing scene.
“The family are lovely. The mother is such a nice person. She is with the police now. She is devastated.”
Mr Narallah said the block was built three years ago. He added: “We need answers as to how this happened.”
Resident Liban Mao, 43, said: “I saw the woman who found the body on her balcony. She was really distressed.”