Peter Jones In Sloane Square: Woman Collapses And Dies In Iconic Store

Emergency services tried to save her.

21/05/2016 21:25

Shoppers were horrified after a woman collapsed and died in an iconic London store despite efforts to save her.

The woman, in her 60s, collapsed in Peter Jones in Sloane Square on Friday and police and ambulance Service attended but could not save her. She is understood to have died in the early afternoon.

Although a screen was erected around her as paramedics tried to save her, she was reportedly still visible from certain parts of the store.

One witness, Lisa Allison told The Evening Standard: “My daughter was really upset. 

"After a while, they threw a sheet over the lady. She’d clearly passed away.”

The store's first and second floors were reportedly closed for the afternoon.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told HuffPost UK that officers were called by the ambulance service to the scene.

He said: "Officers attended and found an unresponsive woman collapsed in a department store. Despite the efforts of paramedics, the woman, aged her sixties, died at the scene. Her death is not being treated as suspicious."

A spokesman for John Lewis, which owns the store, told The Standard: "Police and London Ambulance service attended our Peter Jones shop yesterday afternoon, after a customer became unwell and collapsed.

"Sadly the customer passed away. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family at this time."

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