A six-year-old boy is in an induced coma at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre after falling 35 feet from the top of an escalator onto the floor below.
Ryan Hooley from Beeston in Nottingham suffered 5 fractures to his skull after the accident at Nottingham's Primark store yesterday afternoon.
Ryan was with his mother and brothers and sisters.
CCTV is being studied to try and find out exactly how the accident happened.
Birmingham City Council are also investigating. Ryan's mum and dad are by his bedside.
Ryan is a pupil at Beeston Fields Primary School.
Ryan's uncle Carl Leoni told Central News:
"We don't at this stage know exactly how the accident happened but Ryan's mum and dad are both in pieces. They were originally told by doctors to expect the worst. Ryan's condition is extremely serious and doctors have induced a coma. He's suffered five fractures to his skull. We are expecting to hear more in the next few hours"
More top news
Des Coleman brings you the latest forecast for the West Midlands.
Des Coleman brings you the latest weather forecast for the East Midlands
Des Coleman has the latest weather for the West Midlands.