Boy, 4, killed by falling shop fitting in Bicester


Liam O'Brien
Saturday 08 June 2013 18:09

A four-year-old boy has died four days after a shop fitting fell on him at the Bicester Outlet shopping village.

The incident occurred at around 8.40pm on Tuesday in the Hugo Boss store. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that the boy died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

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.”

Both the Health and Safety Executive and the Local Authority Environmental Health Department are aware of the incident.

The retailer said in a statement: “Everyone at Hugo Boss is devastated by this tragic accident and we would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family.

“Hugo Boss will assist the authorities in any way with an investigation into the accident.”

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