Bosses at Fenwick say they are 'shocked and saddened' by an incident which left a five-year-old boy seriously injured. 

Emergency services rushed to Fenwick in High Street shortly after 11.30am yesterday with reports of concerns for the welfare of a child.

When they arrived, they found a five-year-old boy had sustained a serious head injury.

Alongside store staff and medics, Essex Police officers immediately administered first aid to the boy.

He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, which is where he remains.

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An Essex Police spokesman said: "Specialist officers are supporting the boy’s family at this time.

"We are supporting an investigation into the incident alongside Colchester Council."

Fenwick, in High Street, remains closed today. 

Mia Fenwick, a director at Fenwick, said: “The Fenwick family, leadership and all of our colleagues are shocked and saddened by the incident which happened at our Colchester store yesterday morning.

"Our thoughts are with the child and their family during this difficult time.

"We are working closely with the local authorities to assist with the investigation and to understand how this happened.

"Our Colchester store remains closed today.”

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Colchester Council confirmed it would be looking into the incident as part of its health and safety responsibilities.

A spokesman for the council said they will now be gathering information regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident as part of the health and safety responsibilities to support any potential investigation needed.