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According to the Newcastle Chronicle, Jacob Walker, who is now seven years of age, suffered a fractured skull after he fell from a spiral staircase at the Lounge Bar - a venue in Newcastle - while his family were having a drink during a shopping trip in the city.
The child slipped through a gap where a panel was missing on the staircase and landed on his head. Medical professionals believe he may face long-term health consequences following the incident, which took place in April 2010.
During a case heard at Newcastle Crown Court, the owners of the bar - Ladhar Leisure, which is based on Tyneside but runs operations across the country - admitted responsibility for the accident, meaning that the boy's family could opt to pursue a claim for damages.
Posted by Helen Jones
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