Shock For Woman as Store Sign Crashes

Pictures: Noah Redfern

Ambulance called to help pedestrian outside Sainsbury's

A woman had a lucky escape outside Sainsbury's in Uplands this afternoon (February 13).

The shop's illuminated sign, which spanned the shop's frontage, crashed to the pavement at around 2.10pm.

An eye witness said a woman was hurt in the incident.

She was helped by store staff before an ambulance arrived on the scene.

The witness said they heard a huge crash and looked around  to see the sign lying across the pavement and a woman on the ground.

She is not believed to have suffered serious injuries.



Sainsbury's apologised to the woman and said the store had to be closed after the shop sign fell on top of her.

A spokesperson said: "We can confirm there was an incident at our Uplands Crescent store this afternoon.

"We sincerely apologise to our customer and are grateful to our colleagues for helping her.

"Safety is always our priority and we've temporarily closed the store while we make sure this can't happen again.

"We're working hard to reopen as quickly as possible and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."



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