A young man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after falling onto a woman from an upper floor of Westfield in Stratford.
The 24-year-old suspect is said to have caused life-changing injuries to the shopper on Wednesday afternoon.
Photos taken from the massive shopping complex in east London show two people on the ground, surrounded by emergency services.
Witnesses, including families eating at the food court, said a man ‘fell from a height’.
Now a suspect has been arrested in hospital on suspicion of GBH and reckless endangerment, Metropolitan Police confirmed.
A force spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘Police were called at approximately 16:00hrs on Wednesday October 17 to reports of a man fallen from a height and a woman injured at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford.
‘Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
‘Both were taken to hospital and neither person’s condition is deemed to be life-threatening, however the woman’s injuries are believed to be life-changing.
‘The man, aged 24, was arrested at hospital on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and reckless endangerment of life. He remains in hospital.
‘Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.’
An anonymous witness told Essex Live: ‘I was walking through the shopping centre to get to the station when I saw the barriers.
‘They landed right outside the food court, which is the busiest place. ‘It didn’t look good at the scene, the ambulance crew weren’t in a rush, which is never a good sign.’