Boy, 5, killed after mirror falls on top of him at popular department store

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A five-year-old boy has died after a mirror fell on top of him at a department store in Essex.

The youngster was taken to hospital in a critical condition after the incident in Fenwick on Colchester's High Street on July 27, but has now died.

Essex Police said officers were called by the ambulance service at around 11.30am and administered first aid alongside store staff and customers.

Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston, district commander for Colchester, said: "I know I speak for all of my teams when I say that we are extremely saddened by today's news.

"This is a truly heartbreaking incident and all of our thoughts are with the boy's loved ones.

"On behalf of my attending officers, I would also like to thank the members of the public and store staff who went above and beyond to assist us.

"We are extremely grateful for your help."

Essex Police have said the incident remains "under investigation," but the young boy's injuries were caused when a mirror inside the store fell on top of him.

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Specialist officers are continuing to support the boy's family.

Essex Police previously released a statement about the incident on July 27: "We were called to Colchester High Street by colleagues in the ambulance service with reports of concerns for the welfare of a child.

"We arrived and found a five-year-old boy had sustained a serious head injury.

"Alongside store staff and medics, our officers immediately administered first aid to the boy."

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