Two pedestrians injured after being hit by falling Marks and Spencer sign

Two pedestrians have been struck by a falling shop sign due to high winds outside Marks and Spencer in Glasgow.

The incident happened this afternoon at around 3pm on a busy shopping street in the city centre.

The sign is understood to have blown down in high winds. 

Social media images show how the sign ripped off above the entrance to the store with police and Marks and Spencer staff standing next to the sign resting on the ground nearby.

An eyewitness described hearing "a loud bang" as the shop sign hit the ground, reports GlasgowLive.


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Police and emergency services are currently at the scene, with the area cordoned off to the public as they deal with the incident.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Around 3pm on Friday 21 February, police received a report of a two people being injured after being struck by debris falling from a high street store on Argyle St, Glasgow.

"Emergency services are in attendance. One woman has been taken to hospital and the area is cordoned off".

ScotRail have also confirmed that the main entrance to Argyle Street station is currently closed due to the incident, with rail users able to gain access via Osborne Street.

Brits could face a further four days of snow, heavy rain and winds as a cold snap sweeps across parts of the country, it was reported today.

The Met Office says there's a risk of snow in northern parts of England, Scotland and over higher ground between Saturday and Tuesday.

There will also be strong winds and rain, with a forecaster describing the coming days as an "unsettled picture".

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice around parts of the UK tomorrow.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey told Mirror Online: "We are in colder air so there's always a chance rain showers could fall as snow, sleet or hail particularly in the north. It's not unusual for this time of year."

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