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Pensioner awarded £160k after park incident

Pensioner awarded £160k after park incident

Personal injury compensation of £160,000 has been awarded to a pensioner who had to have a leg amputated following an accident in a public place.

According to Your Local Guardian, Edward Tuffey was walking his dog at the Suffolk Road Recreation Ground in Barnes in May 2006 when he fell into a ten-inch hole and fractured his leg.

The 67-year-old had to have pins and a plate inserted in the limb after the incident, while it was also kept in plaster for around a year before doctors revealed the metal insert had broken and become infected.

As a result, the former window cleaner took legal action against Richmond Council - which has Gillian Norton as its chief executive - and has now been granted a six-figure damages sum for his ordeal.

"I would rather have my leg back. It has been traumatic - what price do you put on a body part?" Mr Tuffey stated.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson