Police were called to the furniture chain in Pincents Lane, Reading, about 2.30am on Wednesday. Thames Valley Police said no arrests had been made and that officers would stay on site while an investigation is carried out.

Ikea’s deputy retail manager, Javier Quinones, confirmed the death and said: “The safety and security of everyone on our premises is always our highest priority and we are now supporting the Thames Valley Police with their investigation. The store will remain closed this morning. “Our thoughts are with the individual’s family at this time.”