A woman was left with a head wound on Saturday following a Betfred shop sign falling on top of her.
The betting shop has now launched a full investigation into the incident that occurred just after 12.30pm on London Road, Twickenham.
Emergency service personnel treated the woman at the scene. Her condition remains unknown.
FALLEN: The sign fell from the shopfront and letters also came off.
Eye witness William Dodd, 23, said: “I was outside the shop and saw a man grappling with a fallen sign that had struck a woman on the head. She was on the floor receiving treatment.
“The victim was sitting down and looked to be distressed.
“There was quite a lot of blood.
“It was bonkers. It’s not the kind of thing you expect to see on your lunch break.”
Fragments of the display sign’s letters remained intact with the rest having fallen off during the incident.
INVESTIGATION: Betfred are looking in to the incident at their Twickenham store.
Mr Dodd said that the police arrived around two minutes later, while a Betfred employee tried to sort out the sign.
He added: “There were lots of witnesses, it was a very busy road. At least 10 people were directly on the scene.”
The remaining half of the sign was removed following the incident.
A Betfred spokesman said: “We are in contact with those involved and we have launched a full investigation.”
Thousands of rugby spectators flooded into Twickenham town centre on Saturday to watch the annual match between the British Army and Royal Navy.
- 10000Whether it’s the name, the sleek interior, the in-house roastery or the laboratory-like, glass-walled room on the second floor, there’s something remarkable about Richmond cafe Kiss The Hippo. The cafe, which has been named by both GQ and Eater as one of London’s best, is also home to award-winning staff.…
- SWL May e-edition: Richmond hotel fire chaos, mixed messages for Merton motorists and oxygen masks for pets10000
- 10000Children at Stanley Primary School in Teddington have revealed their pride at being involved in a viral YouTube video last month. The school celebrated a successful Ofsted inspection by producing a music video where staff and pupils sang Take That's hit Back For Good with alternative lyrics. More than 5,600…
- 10000Specialist advice was ignored when almost 20 trees— some reaching 90ft tall — in Dinton Fields were chopped down last month. Residents objected when told the trees, including 16 poplars, would be cut down for health and safety reasons. Independent tree specialists suggested only five diseased trees needed to be…