Hugo Boss fined £1.2m for not securing Bicester Village mirror which killed four-year-old boy

Fashion firm Hugo Boss has been fined £1.2 million over the death of Austen Harrison who died when a mirror fell on top of him.

Friday, 4th September 2015, 4:28 pm
Austen Harrison died after a mirror fell on him at Bicester Village

Austen was playing with the freestanding mirror while his dad was browsing for a new tie in Hugo Boss at Bicester Village two years ago.

But when Austen moved the wings, the 18-stone mirror toppled on top of him and he died from his head injuries.

In March, Oxford Coroner’s Court returned a narrative verdict as a jury concluded the mirror should have been fixed to the wall and the wall should have been reinforced.

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The Hugo Boss shop at Bicester Village

Hugo Boss was sentenced today (Friday) and the firm has been fined £1.2 million for its health and safety breaches.

The accident on June 4, 2013, left Austen - from Crawley - with irreparable brain damage and his life support machine was turned off at the John Radcliffe Hospital four days later.