Boy (4) dies in Hugo Boss shop accident
A four-year-old boy has died after a mirror fell on him at a branch of Hugo Boss.
The boy was injured at the Bicester Village shopping centre, in Oxfordshire, on Tuesday night and later died last night.
He was in the Hugo Boss designer clothing store at 8.40pm, when police believe a piece of a shopfitting fell on him, causing serious head injuries.
The boy was taken to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, but died in the early hours of Saturday morning. He has not yet been named.
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Steve Duffy said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this time. We are currently investigating the circumstances of this boy’s death and we would ask anyone who was in the Hugo Boss store at around that time on Tuesday to please contact us as a matter of urgency.”
The Health and Safety Executive and local authority are expected carry out an investigation into the accident.
A Hugo Boss spokesman said: “At around 8.30pm on Tuesday evening June 4th, a 4 year old child was injured by a mirror falling on him.
"The child suffered serious injuries and was treated at hospital where this morning, June 8th, he passed away.”
They added: “Everyone at Hugo Boss is devastated by this tragic accident and we would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family. All of our thoughts are with them at this time.”
The shop remained closed on Saturday. An announcement on the store’s page of the Bicester Village website stated: “Please note that the Hugo Boss boutique is temporarily closed. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”
In a statement Miranda Markham, community relations director at Bicester Village, said: “Everyone at Bicester Village is deeply saddened by this tragic accident. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
“The matter is now under investigation and there is no further comment at this time.”
Bicester Village is particularly popular with coach parties of shoppers, due to its location close to the M40, midway between Birmingham and London.
In a statement, the Bicester Village said: "Everyone at Bicester Village is deeply saddened by this tragic accident.
"We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
"The matter is now under investigation and there is no further comment at this time."