Boy, 10, dies in furniture incident at Topshop

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A Topshop store is being investigated after a ten-year-old boy was killed by a heavy display rack.

The accident, which took place in Reading's Oracle shopping centre on Monday, saw Kaden Reddick suffer serious head injuries after being struck on the head by a store display unit that being used to display accessories and candies for customers queuing for the till.

"Kaden was a loving, cheeky, energetic boy whose death will leave a huge empty hole in the lives of everybody that knew him".

Unconfirmed reports suggested he pulled down a barrier, which crashed on to his head, says the Daily Telegraph.

Thames Valley Police said the boy was found with serious injuries after an incident involving shop furniture.

The store remained closed throughout Tuesday and police could be seen inside the shop through the door. Police are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.




He was taken to the Royal Berkshire hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life and pronounced him dead.

Bunches of flowers were left against the shop's closed shutters yesterday with passers-by pausing to look at the tributes.

A spokeswoman for Reading Borough Council said the authority was working with police to find out what happened.

An inquest is yet to open and no date for a postmortem examination has been set.

Topshop's board and staff said they were "deeply saddened" by the "horrific" incident.

"Absolutely shocking news. Thoughts go out to all family and friends at such a sad time", wrote one.

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