Fund to be set up in memory of boy who died after mirror fell on him

Four year old Austen Harrison who died at Bicester Village retail outlet in June 2013

Four year old Austen Harrison who died at Bicester Village retail outlet in June 2013

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A four-year-old boy from Crawley who died after a mirror fell on him in a shop has been named as Austen Harrison.

Austen’s family are said to be devastated by his death which followed an incident at the Hugo Boss store in Bicester Village Outlet on June 4 which left him with serious head injuries.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he later died on June 8.

His parents said in a statement: “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.

A coroner at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court is due to formally open the inquest on Wednesday (June 19), in which the family is represented by Jocelyn Cockburn, partner at London law firm Hodge Jones & Allen.

Thames Valley Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the death.

Hugo Boss, which kept the Bicester Village store closed some day after the incident, has confirmed all its stores have had their fittings safety checked.