COLCHESTER'S Fenwick store will remain closed on Thursday after an incident which left a five-year-old boy seriously injured.

A boy, five, suffered a "serious head injury" at the store on Tuesday morning.

It is understood a mirror inside the store fell on the youngster.

After arriving at the store at about 11.30am on Tuesday, 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.

It is understood he was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Fenwick, in Colchester High Street, has been closed since the incident and bosses have confirmed the store will remain closed on Thursday.

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The store posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday evening: "Our Colchester store will remain closed tomorrow.

"The Fenwick family, leadership and all of our colleagues are shocked and saddened by the incident which happened at the store yesterday morning.

"Our thoughts are with those involved at this difficult time."

While the emergency services were at the scene on Tuesday, the High Street was blocked off in the Head Street end by the police, and North Hill and North Station Road were also closed off to the public.

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