– Mr and Mrs Harrison
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 family is planning to set up a foundation in Austen’s name to help improve the lives of other children.
The family of a 4 year old boy who died after a tragic incident at the Hugo Boss store in Bicester Village in June, say they are 'devastated'. An inquest into the death of Austen Harrison, who is from Crawley in Sussex, is due to open this afternoon (June 18 2013).
Hugo Boss has cancelled its 'London Collections: Men' party after a four-year-old boy died when a mirror fell on him at the label's Bicester Village outlet store last week.
– Bernd Hake, Hugo Boss Managing Director
Following the sad incident in our Bicester store last week, Hugo Boss has decided to cancel the London Collections: Men event next week which was due to be held on Monday, June 17. Everyone at Hugo Boss is devastated by the matter and we feel that it would be inappropriate to host a party so soon after the event.
The child suffered serious head injuries and later died in hospital.
– Hugo Boss statement
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.
Thames Valley Police have confirmed that a four-year-old boy who died after an accident at the Hugo Boss store in Bicester Village comes from Crawley, West Sussex.
Officers are continuing to appeal for information following the boy's death last week.
Officers from Cherwell District Council are working with Thames Valley Police to establish how a four year old boy was fatally injured at the Hugo Boss store in Bicester Village last week.
Specialist Health and Safety officials as working at the site. A spokesperson for the council said 'Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time'.
An investigation is underway after a 4 year old boy died when a mirror fell on top of him. Juliette Fletcher reports from Bicester Village.
The boy is believed to have been with his family when the incident occurred and the police are liaising with Oxfordshire County Council to investigate the exact circumstances relating to the death.
No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
In a statement, Hugo Boss said: "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 (Saturday) 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."
A company spokesman refused to reveal the size of the mirror or give details of how it fell and whether it fell from height. He said the store would remain closed until further notice.
In a statement, the shopping centre said: " Everyone at Bicester Village is deeply saddened by this tragic accident. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
"The matter is now under investigation and there is no further comment at this time."
The accident happened on Tuesday evening when the child was in the Hugo Boss store at Bicester Outlet shopping village in Pingle Drive. It is believed part of a shop fitting fell on him causing serious head injuries.
The child was taken to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, where he subsequently died in the early hours of this morning. Det Insp Steve Duffy said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this time.”
“We are currently investigating the circumstances of this boy’s death and we would ask anyone who was in the Hugo Boss store at around that time on Tuesday to please contact us as a matter of urgency on the 101 Thames Valley Police number."