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Woman Suffers Head Injury as Skylight Collapses in Supermarket

A Cumbrian supermarket was forced to close its doors to customers after a skylight collapsed, showering customers with glass and debris.

A fifty nine year old woman who is thought to be from Temple Sowerby, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle suffering from a head wound, another customer at the store was treated for shock at the scene.

The News and Star newspaper is reporting that the incident occurred at the Morrisons store in Penrith, which was forced to close its doors temporarily pending an investigation but re-opened the following morning when the building was declared safe.

Initial police reports suggest that the window collapsed and appeared to explode, however it is not yet known why the glass panel gave way.

A spokesperson for Morrisons confirmed that an incident had occurred at its Penrith store and is currently being investigated by the company and officers from Eden District Council’s environmental health unit.

According to the newspaper the North West Ambulance Service was on the scene within seven minutes and the injured woman was taken to the hospital, the extent of her injuries remains unclear at this stage.

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