A mum was left with blood pouring from her head after a roof at an Aldi store apparently collapsed on top of her.A shopper has spoken about the shocking scene she was faced with minutes after the incident at the store in Widnes. Emma Robin-DJ Pickford said her children were upset after they saw the injured woman, believed to be in her 40s, bleeding and looking dazed on the pavement.
Emma said: “I saw a woman sat upright and conscious but full of blood, being tended to by a member of Aldi staff holding a compress on the lady’s bloodied head and a PCSO officer was with her too. It was quite shocking to see and my kids were upset and really worried for the lady involved.”
Another shopper Clairey Harper spoke about how she saw the roof collapse. Writing on Facebook, she said: “I popped into Aldi Widnes (and) as we were leaving, we witnessed a third (literally a third) of the roof fall onto the pavement. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, unfortunately a woman had been hit by the tumbling rocks/slate.
“I’ve never seen so much blood in real life. It seems like she, like us, heard the noise of the roof falling, and looked up, as it was her head and nose, and teeth which was mostly damaged.” An Aldi spokeswoman said: “A woman was taken to hospital following an incident outside our Widnes store this morning. We immediately launched an investigation into what happened and are now working closely with the relevant authorities.”