The parents of a young boy who tragically drowned at a holiday resort have been ordered to repay GBP 25,000 of the compensation they received.
Philip and Tracey Marsden were enjoying a holiday with their two children at Greenacres caravan park in Wales in August 2004 when the incident occurred.
It emerged that their two children had disappeared and walked to a pond on the holiday park, which had been fenced off after a child fell into it the previous year.
The Marsdens initially successfully sued park owner Bourne Leisure, saying it had breached its duty of care, but a judge has now overturned the ruling and ordered the boy’s parents to repay the GBP 25,000 compensation settlement.
Lord Justice Stanley Burton told the court that while the parents were clearly not at fault, it did not follow that Bourne Leisure had breached its duty of care.
It was recently reported that the family of a British teenager who died in a Thailand water park have been offered a compensation settlement for the tragedy.