Austen Harrison death: Tributes paid to Bicester 'mirror fall' boy

Austen Harrison
Image caption Austen Harrison died four days after suffering serious head injuries when the mirror fell on him

Relatives have paid tribute to a "bright and vibrant" four-year-old boy who died after a mirror fell on him at a shop in Oxfordshire.

Austen Harrison, of Crawley, Sussex, died on 8 June, four days after suffering serious head injuries at the Hugo Boss store in Bicester Outlet shopping village in Pingle Drive.

An inquest is due to open on Wednesday.

In a statement, his family said he "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," they added.

The four-year-old was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after the mirror fell on him at about 20:30 BST on 4 June.

'Terrible tragedy'

Fashion label Hugo Boss cancelled a party for its London Collections: Men at the National Theatre on Monday, saying it would be "inappropriate" to host the event so soon after the tragedy.

A Hugo Boss spokesman said everyone at the company remained "devastated" by Austen's death.

"It is a terrible tragedy, we are receiving condolences for the family from Hugo Boss employees and other people from all over the world who share their sympathies," he said.

"We will continue assisting the authorities in any way with an investigation into the accident."

Thames Valley Police are investigating the death.

Cherwell District Council is also assisting officers with health and safety aspects of the investigation.

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