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Topshop Northern Ireland stores' review after boy (10) dies in shop tragedy

Topshop is reviewing the furniture of its stores in Northern Ireland after the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy in one of its shops in England.

Kaden Reddick, from Reading, suffered serious head injuries in an incident involving a display at the shop in the town's Oracle shopping centre on Monday afternoon.

Topshop has since recalled all display stands at tills "as a safety precaution" with "immediate effect".

A statement said: "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.”

A spokeswoman for the company said any Northern Ireland store with the furniture was affected.

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Thames Valley Police said on Tuesday that Kaden "suffered serious head injuries after an incident involving a store display barrier".

The family of the 10-year-old described how his death will "leave a huge empty hole" in their lives.

"Kaden was a loving, cheeky, energetic boy whose death will leave a huge empty hole in the lives of everybody that knew him. Our house feels empty without him," they said.

Topshop had previously said its board and thousands of staff were "deeply saddened by the horrific accident that occurred in our Reading store".

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."

Reading Borough Council said: "As the enforcing authority for health and safety within retail premises, we will be working closely with the police, who are at present leading on the investigation."


From Belfast Telegraph