Mum sues council for son's injuries

Legal action is being taken against a local authority after a small child sustained a head injury and broken bones during an accident in a public place.

According to the South Wales Argus, six-year-old Harley Chivers suffered a gash on his forehead, as well as a fractured arm and chipped jaw, when a dry stone wall collapsed on him in Cwmtillery in October this year.

At the time of the incident, the boy was playing outside when one of his friends pulled at a stone in the structure, causing it to cave on top of him.

Consequently, his mother Claire Hockey is now pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation from Blaenau Gwent council - of which David Waggett is chief executive - for her son's ordeal.

Ms Hockey explained her child now has a "terrible" scar on his head and his arm remains in plaster.

"I think he deserves something after what he has been through," she added.

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15/12/2011 13:46