An East London mother is seeking injury compensation after her son sustained severe facial injuries on spiked railings.
Alfie Albrighton, six, was playing with his friends when he tried to climb a fence and slipped, impaling his face on the railings, the East London Advertiser reports.
The injury tore open his lip, leaving him permanently scarred and in need of plastic surgery.
"His lip had come away and was hanging like a flap," Clare Metson told the paper.
"I could see his teeth even though his mouth was shut. He was in so much shock he didnt realise what had actually happened."
Ms Metson has filed an injury compensation claim against Old Ford Housing Association, which runs the estate on which the incident happened, and has also urged it to cover the spikes with a bar.
It follows reports in the Lynn News that a Fairstead mother is considering pursuing an injury compensation claim after her son fell over an unmarked drop while riding his bicycle.