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Parents' Tribute To Son, 4, Killed By Falling Mirror In Hugo Boss Shop

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Parents' tribute to son, 4, killed by falling mirror in Hugo Boss shop

A mum and dad have paid a moving tribute to their four-year-old son who died after being struck by a falling mirror at a Hugo Boss shop.

Austen Harrison, of Crawley, West Sussex, was killed earlier this month at the Bicester Shopping Village in Oxfordshire.

His parents have now released a photograph of their son and issued a public statement through their solicitor.

Mr and Mrs Harrison, whose full names were not given, 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 family is planning to set up a foundation in Austen's name to help improve the lives of other children, the family added.

Tragedy struck as the family shopped in the outlet store at around 8.40pm on June 8.

It is not yet known how big the mirror was or what caused it to fall but Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council's Environmental Health department are investigating.

An inquest into Austen's death is set to be opened in Oxford tomorrow.

Retailer Hugo Boss released a statement today about the tragic death of Austen Harrison.

It read: "All of us at Hugo Boss remain devastated at the death of Austen Harrison on Saturday June 8th after the accident on June 4th.

"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.

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

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