South Tyneside woman and toddler hurt by falling glass

The Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle.
The Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle.

A toddler from South Tyneside was injured when flying glass crashed from the roof of a shopping centre in Carlisle.

An inquiry into the incident has been launched at The Lanes shopping centre after two-year-old Eden Ewings and her mum's cousin, Nikita Moore, 23, were injured.

The pair, who had travelled to Carlise to visit family members, were both showered with glass from the roof and were taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for cuts.

Eden's mum, Kelly Ewings, said they were all visiting her mother, Deborah Nelson, who runs the Caledonian pub in Botchergate, when the incident happened yesterday lunchtime.

She is reported to have said she stayed back at the pub when her mum and Nikita went shopping with Eden and her one-year-old sister, Neve, went shopping.

Ms Nelson and Neve returned to the pub, so were not in the centre when the glass fell.

Mrs Ewings said the first she knew of the incident was when Nikita phoned her saying glass had smashed down from the roof where contractors were working.

Both Eden and Nikita needed treatment for their cuts.

David Jackson, The Lanes' commercial director, said the first concern was for the people injured in the accident and hopes they make a full recovery.

He said the centre team administered the first aid before paramedics arrived.

The director thanked the public for their cooperation and said they will be liaising with HSE and work with them as part of a full investigation.