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Update: Intu Lakeside launch investigation into incident in which five-year-old sustained injuries on escalator

Intu Lakeside has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a five-year-old child whilst on an escalator on Saturday afternoon (Feb 14th).

The boy’s foot was stuck in part of the escalator and had to be released by a fire crew, He was then flown by air ambulance to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

A spokesperson for intu Lakeside, said:

"We can confirm that an incident occurred yesterday at intu Lakeside where the emergency services were called to attend to a boy who became stuck in an escalator.

"We are unable to comment on the child’s condition. However we are in touch with his family and wish him a full and speedy recovery.

The safety and security of everyone in our centre is of course our number one priority and a full investigation is already under way into the cause of the incident.

"We would like to thank the emergency services, staff in the centre, and members of the public for their help during the incident."

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