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A sports injury sustained during a football match has resulted in an amateur player being awarded £22,700 in compensation.
According to the Halifax Courier, Paul Zoledziejewski has been granted this five-figure sum after he suffered serious knee ligament damage while playing in a game at Shelf Hall Park in Calderdale in July 2007.
During a case at Dewsbury County Court, it was revealed the 33-year-old was hurt when his studs became caught up in the poorly-maintained turf as he attempted to make a sharp turn.
However, Calderdale Council - which is led by councillor Janet Battye - has now appealed against this decision as it does not feel this injury was caused by its negligence in failing to keep the pitch in a satisfactory condition.
Judge John Cockroft ruled at the time that Mr Zoledziejewski - who can no longer play - was entitled to compensation because of the fact the surface was riddled with "dangerous discrepancies" such as divots and tyre tracks.
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