The parents of a boy who fell 20 feet from a first-floor window have met Blackpool Council in a bid to improve safety in their home.
Michael Radley and Charlotte Church were horrified when their 20-month-old son Finlei climbed up to the open living-room window unseen and fell onto the grass below their flat on Linden Place, Bispham, on Sunday morning.
Miraculously Finlei came away from the incident with only a broken arm, a bump to his head and a sore leg.
The window had been opened by Finlei’s older brother Dilan, six, who left it that way when he went to answer the front door.
Moments later, when Mr Radley returned to the living room, Finlei was nowhere to be seen.
Miss Church and Mr Radley have now visited Blackpool Council in an effort to have an extra lock put on the window to prevent a similar incident occurring at their council-owned flat.
Mum-of-two Miss Church, 22, said: “It was a one-off thing that happened because Dilan had figured out how to open the window.
“We’d like to have two locks on the windows, one at the top and one at the bottom to really child proof it.”
Mr Radley, 24, added: “We’ve never seen it as a problem before, but now it’s happened we’d like to be able to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Peter Jefferson, chief executive of Blackpool Coastal Housing, said: “We were, of course, very saddened to hear about this unfortunate incident and wish young Finlei a speedy recovery.
“We have met with the family to discuss the issue and anything else we can do to help.”