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Dreamspace victims to receive compensation

Dreamspace victims to receive compensation

Victims of an accident in a public place in which two people passed away are to receive personal injury compensation awards for their ordeals.

Several visitors to the Dreamspace inflatable artwork in the north of England sustained physical injuries as well as post-traumatic stress when the huge piece was blown into the air at Chester-le-Street Riverside Park and landed on spectators in 2006.

Claire Furmedge - who was 38 years old - and 68-year-old grandmother Elizabeth Collings both tragically died and the High Court in London heard this week that the husbands of these women had now received damages.

However, there is now a dispute between event organisers Brouhaha International and Durham County Council - which consists of 126 elected officials - over who is liable to pay these costs.

Council barrister Lord Faulks QC commented that regardless of the final decision of Mr Justice Foskett, "there will be compensation".

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett