Grandmother faces frustration in compensation claims

A grandmother from Portishead is seeking injury compensation after she was hurt tripping over in the street.

Carol Jones, 63, fell over after tripping on a hole in Portishead High Street and badly injured both her ankles, leaving her unable to walk for weeks after the incident, the Weston & Somerset Mercury reports.

"I still have severe pain and swelling on one ankle and I want to sue whoever is responsible for the hole in the pavement that is still there," she told the paper.

However, Ms Jones has come up against a legal difficulty after it emerged that nobody seems able to establish which authority owns the piece of land where she tripped.

North Somerset Council controls the slabbed pavement but not the tarmacced areas between shop fronts and the paved area, where she fell.

The case follows reports that a 63-year-old pensioner in Edinburgh is seeking injury compensation from the council after losing a row of teeth in two separate falls on the same stretch of pavement.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19267201-ADNFCR

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