Ilford man still critical after window jump to escape fire

A man who was forced to jump for his life out of his burning home is still in a critical condition in hospital more than two weeks later.

The man had to smash a first-floor window and leap out after a fire broke out.

The blaze happened on August 23 at about 7pm at a house in Coventry Road, Ilford.

Bystanders tried to help and told the man to use a towel to stop himself from getting hurt.

A neighbour who lives opposite the house ran to help him with a ladder after hearing the screams.

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But he had to jump through the smashed double-glazed window before he could be rescued.

He needed emergency medical aid at the roadside before the ambulance crew reached the scene.

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He is in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, and is still in a critical condition after being admitted with serious burns and a head injury.

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