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Topshop removes display barriers from Irish stores after boy (10) dies from head injuries in UK

The youngster died in an incident involving the units.

The boy died after an incident in the Reading story on Tuesday.
The boy died after an incident in the Reading story on Tuesday.
Image: Nick Ansell/PA

TOPSHOP OUTLETS ACROSS Ireland and the UK are to remove display barriers in their stores after the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy in England.

The child died on Tuesday after suffering head injuries in an incident involving a unit at a Topshop store in Reading.

Police were called to the scene at about 4,15 pm and the boy was rushed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following the incident, Topshop has confirmed that it will be removing the units in question from all their stores including those in Ireland.

“Further to the recent incident in Reading, as a safety precaution we have decided to remove all the till barrier units in question from our stores across the country with immediate effect,” the company said in a statement.

Thames Valley Police have described the death of the boy as a “tragic incident” and are investigating what happened.

“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,” said Detective Superintendent Paul Hayles.

“Detectives are now working with the local authority and the store owners to gather all of the information on how this incident happened.”

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