A 16-year-old boy has tragically died in hospital after falling from the top of a car park in Chester city centre .

The youngster was airlifted to the regional major trauma centre because of injuries suffered when he fell from the Pepper Street NCP car park on September 4.

His condition at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool had been described as critical.

Looking down Volunteer Street in Chester city centre outside the scene of the Pepper Street NCP car park where the teenager fell from the top on Monday, September 4.

But it has now been confirmed the boy, who had suffered head injuries, ‘passed away’ on Saturday(September 9). Formal identification took place at Aintree. An inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned within the next few days.

His name has not been revealed at this stage.

Officers were alerted shortly before 5pm on Monday, September 4, because of ‘concerns for the safety of a man’ at the NCP car park.

The NCP car park in Pepper Street, Chester.

On arrival they discovered a male had fallen and landed on Volunteer Street. Contrary to social media reports, police say the young man was alone at the time of the incident.

North West Ambulance Service sent two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, a senior clinician and requested the air ambulance , which landed at the racecourse.

The casualty was conveyed to the helicopter before being flown to Aintree Hospital, which is the major trauma centre for the Merseyside and Cheshire regions.

The ambulance service confirmed the patient suffered a head injury. Forensic experts also attended the scene.