Compensation worth in excess of £5 million is being sought by a teacher who was left with life-changing injuries following an accident in a public place.
Glennroy Blair-Ford broke his neck during a freak incident while taking part in a 'Mini Olympics' event with fellow teachers and pupils of Wilmington Enterprise College, Dartford, at the River Dart Country Park in April 2007.
The 45-year-old - who worked as head of design and technology at the college - was hurt during a welly-wanging contest, in which adults were instructed to throw their footwear back through their legs.
Mr Blair-Ford subsequently fell head first to the ground and the severity of his injury means he will now wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life, as well as requiring him to live at a residential nursing home.
Barrister Nathan Tavares commented: "The method of throwing the claimant was required to adopt, namely hurling the boot backwards between his legs, was unsafe."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson