09 August 2010
Schoolboy's mother seeks compensation of £300k from National Trust
A schoolboy's mother is set to seek damages of around £300,000 from the National Trust after her son died during an accident at one of its parks, a report has stated.
According to the Daily Mirror, Daniel Mullinger's mother Wendy has demanded compensation in a High court writ after the11-year-old was crushed to death by a falling beech tree branch at a site in Norfolk in June 2007.
The boy was at Felbrigg Hall - which is a 520-acre park situated in Norwich - as part of a school trip from his place of education in West Bergholt, Essex, when the 69-foot-long branch broke away, causing him fatal injuries and hurting three of his classmates.
Daniel died instantly upon being struck by the wayward branch, which fell from a 160-year-old tree which was, according to the prosecution, under-classified as a "medium risk" plant as it should have been categorised as "high risk".
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Posted by Richard Saunders
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