Hammer attack review 'was deeply flawed'

The review into a horrific hammer attack that took place at a Wiltshire school was so flawed that it needs to be thrown out, a High Court judge has ruled.

Henry Webster was 15 when he was repeatedly hit in the head with a claw hammer during a race-related attack at Ridgeway School in 2007.

Presiding at a hearing which may affect how much injury compensation he receives, Mr Justice Parker said that the school had failed to cooperate with the serious case review into the attack held by the Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board.

A new review into the case has been ordered, at the same time as Henry’s family brings an injury compensation claim against the school at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The news comes soon after it was reported that British victims of terror attacks abroad could receive larger injury compensation payouts after a change to the law was introduced.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19425043-ADNFCR

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