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Couple seek compensation after contracting salmonella on holiday

Couple seek compensation after contracting salmonella on holiday
A couple who contracted salmonella while on holiday are seeking a payout from the travel firm that organised their break.

According to reports in This is Somerset, Lesley Hocking and her husband Kenneth were on a ten-day vacation to the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives when they came down with sickness.

They were celebrating their 25-year wedding anniversary.

Ms Hocking, who is a nurse at Musgrove Park Hospital, claims that she still suffers from crippling intermittent stomach pains as a result of the sickness five months after they returned to the UK.

Meanwhile, Mr Hocking said: "I forked out £2,500 on this holiday and it was awful. It was supposed to be a nice holiday for me and my wife but it turned out to be hellish."

They have now initiated legal proceedings against holiday company Cosmos.

A spokesperson for the organisation said: "It is inappropriate for us to comment now the couple have gone to a solicitor."