Boy Dies After Bicester Village Accident
9 June 2013, 06:09
A four-year-old boy has died after a mirror fell on him in Bicester Village.
It’s believed the child was shopping with his family when it happened on Tuesday evening in the Hugo Boss store.
Police have told Heart he was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious head injuries – where he died yesterday.
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."
In a statement, Hugo Boss said: "At around 8.30pm on June 4, a four-year-old child was injured by a mirror falling on him.
“The child suffered serious injuries and was treated at hospital where this morning he passed away.
"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.
"Hugo Boss will assist the authorities in any way with an investigation into the accident."
A company spokesman said the store would remain closed until further notice.
In a statement, the owners of 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."