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Tribute to boy killed by mirror - full report

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The family of a four-year-old from West Sussex who died after being struck by a mirror at a Hugo Boss shop have said their child was a bright and vibrant boy who will be missed every day.

Austen Harrison, believed to be from Crawley, was killed earlier this month at the Bicester Shopping Village outlet in Oxfordshire.

His parents, Mr and Mrs Harrison, whose full names have not been disclosed, said: "Austen was a bright and vibrant boy who injected life into everything he touched.

"His energy and creativity will be missed every day by all who met him and by those who did not have the privilege to meet him."

The youngster was hit by the mirror as the family shopped in the popular outlet store at around 8.40pm on June 4, Thames Valley Police said. He died at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, on June 8 after suffering head injuries.

It is not known how the mirror fell on the youngster or from what height, but the death is being investigated by the police and Cherwell District Council's Environmental Health Department.

The Health and Safety Executive said that they were not involved in the investigation as shops are the responsibility of local authorities.

An inquest into Austen's death is expected to open and adjourn in Oxford at 2pm on Wednesday.

At the time of Austen's death, Hugo Boss said in a statement: ''At around 8.30pm on June 4, a four-year-old child was injured by a mirror falling on him. The child suffered serious injuries and was treated at hospital where this morning he passed away.

''Everyone at Hugo Boss is devastated by this tragic accident and we would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family. All of our thoughts are with them at this time.

''Hugo Boss will assist the authorities in any way with an investigation into the accident.''