Two women hit by falling Marks and Spencer sign in city centre

Two women have been rushed to hospital after being hit on their heads by a falling Marks and Spencer sign.

The incident happened outside the M&S Glasgow city centre store on Argyle Street at around 2.55pm.

It is understood the women were walking along the pavement outside the store, when the sign fell off and struck them.

Eyewitnesses described hearing a loud “metallic” bang before rushing back to see the women lying on the floor.

Police have cordoned off the area and emergency services were deployed before rushing the individuals to hospital.

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A spokesman for Police Scotland told the Daily Record: "Police called at 3pm on Friday 21 February 2020, after a two female pedestrians were struck by signage that appears to have fallen from a store front on Argyle Street near to Glassford Street, Glasgow (M&S).

"Both ladies have been taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary as a precaution. No details on injuries. Health & Safety Exec informed."

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The Scottish Ambulance Service also confirmed they were called to the busy shopping street.

A spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 2.55pm today to attend an incident on Argyll Street in Glasgow. We dispatched one ambulance crew to the scene.”

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were also alerted to the incident following reports of debris falling from a building.

Operations Control deployed a fire appliance and an aerial appliance to help secure the area.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 2.58pm on Friday, February 21 to reports of debris falling from a building on Argyle Street, Glasgow.

"Operations Control mobilised one fire appliance and an aerial appliance and crews are working to make the area safe."

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