Following a tragic accident in which a 10-year-old child was killed, Topshop has recalled the display units involved.
The accident, which took place in Reading‘s Oracle shopping centre on Monday, saw Kaden Reddick suffer serious head injuries after being struck on the head by a store display unit that being used to display accessories and sweets for customers queuing for the till.
A Topshop employee told The Sun that this “shouldn‘t be possible as they should be properly fixed to the floor”.
The fashion retailer has begun the removal of the barriers across all of its stores.
“The Topshop board together with thousands of staff are deeply saddened by the horrific accident that occurred in our Reading store yesterday afternoon,” the retailer stated.
“All our thoughts are very much with the family at this difficult time.
“We are thoroughly investigating all the events surrounding this extremely sad situation.”
Tributes poured in to the Reddick family and flowers and cards were left against the stores shutters, which remain closed pending a police investigation.
Detective Superintendent Paul Hayles said: “We are supporting the boy’s family to assist them at this very difficult time.
“We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this death.
“A scene watch is in place at the Topshop store and is likely to be in place for some time.
“Detectives are now working with the local authority and the store owners to gather all of the information on how this incident happened.”