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  1. Latest updates following Topshop death and other news from Berkshire
  2. A 10-year-old boy has died after an incident "involving store furniture"
  3. Reading Borough Council investigating with police
  4. Incident at 16:15 GMT Monday at Topshop in the Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading
  5. Death being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious
  6. 10-year-old boy who died at Topshop named as Kaden Reddick

Live Reporting

By Toby Wadey, John Hudson and Sarah Lee

All times stated are UK

Live coverage has now ended

We have now ended our live coverage on this page.

As anything new happens on in the story of the tragic death at Topshop in Reading or any other Berkshire stories you will be able to find all the news on our BBC Berkshire page.

Tributes pour in for 10-year-old killed in Topshop

Sarah Lee

BBC South

People have turned to social media to pay tribute to the 10-year-old who died at Topshop in Reading.

One Facebook user said: "Love you guys, the worlds going to miss you wee man and the amazing things you would have achieved in it." 

Another said: "No words can describe or change what your going through just know we are all here for you , sending you all our love. You are all in our thoughts." 

While another user posted: "That gorgeous smile. Kaden you are a big miss. Your mummy and dad need you to watch over them because they are hurt."

Reading Topshop death: Victim said to be Kaden Reddick

Sarah Lee

BBC South

Clothing retailer Topshop said its board and staff were "deeply saddened" by the "horrific" accident which killed a boy aged 10 at one of its stores. 

The boy is believed to be Kaden Reddick from Reading. 

He sustained head injuries at the Oracle Shopping Centre store on Monday. 

Police said the boy's death was being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. 

A spokesman for Topshop said the firm's thought were with the family.


Reading FC: "The pitch is horrendous"

Yann Kermorgant gives his verdict on the playing conditions at the Madejski Stadium.
Royals striker Yann Kermorgant is less than complimentary about the condition of the Madejski Stadium pitch. 

"The pitch is horrendous and it didn't help, of course. We all know we want to play good football on the floor.

"We have to adapt a little bit, because we know the pitch will be like that for the next month or two.

"It was a long time ago [the loss to Brentford in September], I think we have improved quite a lot since then.

"It's not the time to panic, of course, we know this week is very hard, and every game is difficult to win."

A Tony Award winner is coming to West Berkshire

Now, you can usually be sure of some thought-provoking drama at Newbury's Watermill Theatre and it sounds as if their next production is no exception.

Faust x2 stars Ian McDairmid, and the Tony Award winner is no stranger to stage and screen, appearing as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars movies.

He told BBC Radio Berkshire's Bill Buckley more about what audiences can expect.

BreakingTopshop 'deeply saddened' by store death

Topshop has said it is "deeply saddened" by the "horrific" accident at its Reading store on Monday. 

 A spokesman for the board said: 

“The Topshop Board together with thousands of staff are deeply saddened by the horrific accident that occurred in our Reading store yesterday afternoon.

"All our thoughts are very much with the family at this difficult time.

"We are thoroughly investigating all the events surrounding this extremely sad situation.”

What's it like to be a teacher in 2017?

According to the Department of Education, record numbers of teachers are leaving the profession after just a few years in the job. 

Here in Berkshire 17 head teacher vacancies have gone up, this week alone. 

BBC Berkshire's Sarah Walker spoke to a variety of education professionals from across the Royal County to hear more about their experiences. 

Topshop boy death: What we know so far

Sarah Lee

BBC South

  • The 10-year-old boy from Reading was in the Oracle Centre's Topshop when what police described as "an incident involving store furniture" left him him with serious head injuries
  • Emergency services received a call at 16:15 GMT and the youngster was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he was pronounced dead
  • Police cordoned off the shop overnight and launched an investigation
  • Officers said the death was being treated as "unexplained but non-suspicious"
  • It was announced the store would be closed while council and police officials inspected the site

Television switch for Reading v Leeds on 1 April

Reading's Championship home game against fellow promotion-chasers Leeds United on Saturday, 1 April has been selected for live television coverage.

It means the match at the Madejski Stadium will now kick-off at 17:30 rather than 15:00.

That's definitely not an April Fool....

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Investigation continues into Topshop death

Sarah Lee

BBC South

Flowers left at Topshop

A reporter from the Press Association has told us that a bunch of flowers has been left by a passer-by against the shop's closed shutters.

A card, which was unsigned, read:

RIP little man. To the family. Please take home if you wish x.

BreakingBoy died from 'serious head injuries'

Thames Valley police have just released this statement following following the death of a10-year-old boy after an incident at Topshop at the Oracle shopping centre inReading.

"Thames Valley Police is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

"At around 4.15pm yesterday afternoon Thames Valley Police were called to the Oracle shopping centre.

"On attendance they found a 10-year-old boy had suffered serious head injuries after an incident involving a store display barrier.

"The boy from the Reading area, was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

"A date for a post-mortem has not yet been set.

"Det Supt Paul Hayles of Force CID based at Reading police station, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a boy has lost his life.

"We are supporting the boy’s family to assist them at this very difficult time.

"We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this death, a scene watch is in place at the Topshop store and is likely to be in place for some time.

"Detectives are now working with the local authority and the store owners to gather all of the information on how this incident happened."

Well-wishers take to social media after council leader crash

Tributes are being paid to West Berkshire Council leader Roger Croft's wife Grizelda after she was killed in a car crash in France. 

Councillor Croft is recovering in hospital after sustaining serous injuries. 

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Police seize £120,000 in drugs raid

Around £120,000 in cash has been seized in Maidenhead after police arrested five people for drug-related offences. 

Officers raided a property in Suffolk Road on Friday shortly after arresting an 18-year-old man on suspicion of possession and conspiracy of supplying a Class A drug. He has been bailed until 28 March. 

Thames Valley Police said a further two 23-year-old men, a 30-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of money laundering. They have been bailed until 27 March. 

Money seized by police

Thames Water fine 'will not impact customers'

Customers of Thames Water will not feel the impact of the large fine it faces after pumping millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the River Thames, the company has said.

The Reading-based utility has admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Henley sewage works

Fish and birds died following the spills in 2013 and 2014.

Judge Francis Sheridan, at Aylesbury Crown Court, said customers should not be punished with higher bills.

Investigation into Topshop death confirmed by council

Reading Borough Council has just sent us this statement:

“Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

“As the enforcing authority for health and safety within retail premises, we will be working closely with the police, who are at present leading on the investigation. 

"We are contacting all parties involved in order to carry out our investigation into this tragic incident.”

At the scene: Latest from the Oracle Centre

Duncan Kennedy reports from the Oracle Centre in Reading where a 10-year-old boy was fatally injured yesterday.

Council leader's wife dies in France car crash

The leader of West Berkshire Council was left seriously injured and his wife has died after a car crash in France. 

A spokesman for the authority said Councillor Roger Croft was now in a stable condition in hospital. 

Deputy leader Graham Jones will be assuming Councillor Croft's role until further notice. 

Councillor Croft
West Berkshire Council
Councillor Croft is in a stable condition in hospital

HSE UPDATE: Reading Borough Council working with police

Reading Borough Council has just told us that it is working with the police to investigate yesterday's death of a 10-year-old at the Topshop.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said as the incident happened on retail premises, it was an issue for the local authority, and that it would not yet be investigating.

Health and Safety Executive to investigate

An Oracle Centre spokesman has told the BBC that the Health and Safety Executive are expected to arrive at the Topshop store later today. 

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Topshop to remain closed all day

Topshop death latest: Store remains cordoned off

Chris Browning

BBC Radio Berkshire

BBC Berkshire reporter Chris Browning has the latest from the Oracle Shopping Centre

Police are still at the scene this morning and Topshop remains cordoned off. 

Staff at the centre say they do not know when the store will be reopened to the public as officers continue to investigate. 

Berkshire's headlines: Young boy dies in shopping centre

Sue Kinnear

BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

Topshop death: Police on scene

BBC Berkshire reporter Chris Browning is at the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading this morning, where police are continuing investigations in to the death of a 10-year-old boy.

We will bring you all the news and updates on this tragic incident throughout the day.

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Boy dies after 'store furniture incident'

Sarah Lee

BBC South

A 10-year-old boy has died after suffering serious head injuries in an incident "involving store furniture".

He was taken to hospital after being injured at 16:15 GMT yesterday in the Topshop store in the Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading.

The boy, who was in a life threatening condition, died later at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Thames Valley Police said.

His death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious.

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Toby Wadey

BBC South

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