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

Austen Harrison died after a mirror fell on him at Bicester Village
Austen Harrison died after a mirror fell on him at Bicester Village
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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.

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.

The Hugo Boss shop at Bicester Village

The Hugo Boss shop at Bicester Village

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.

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.