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    • atherlon
    • By atherlon 9th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Court case involving boulders placed by council
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
    Court case involving boulders placed by council 9th Jan 18 at 10:18 AM
    Iím trying to find details about a high court case involving , I believe Walthamstow council, and them placing boulders around tower blocks and a man dying from injuries from tripping over one of the boulders . Unfortunately I have no dates for when the court case was . This info is for what might become a high court case against my housing association. Any help much appreciated

    Sorry if this is in wrong forum
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 9th Jan 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:24 AM
    It will be 'Waltham Forest Council'. Try that rather than 'Walthamstow'.
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    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 9th Jan 18, 12:07 PM
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    Sounds very unlikely to me.

    What negligence would the council possibly have from placing clearly visible boulders, and somebody then tripping over them?

    Perhaps it'd help if you went into a bit more detail about your complaint against your HA, rather than looking for a possibly mythical, possibly irrelevant parallel?
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 9th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
    What makes you think this incident happened?

    When do you think it happened?
    • atherlon
    • By atherlon 11th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
    ive taked to someone who says he remembers the article in a London paper when he lived there a few years ago
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 11th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
    ive taked to someone who says he remembers the article in a London paper when he lived there a few years ago
    Originally posted by atherlon
    Oh right then...

    Are you sure it wasn’t ‘boulder falls on man, killing him. Counselling is being provided for the family’ As thats the story I remember from the London paper when I lived there some years back.
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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 11th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
    Oh right then...

    Are you sure it wasn’t ‘boulder falls on man, killing him. Counselling is being provided for the family’ As thats the story I remember from the London paper when I lived there some years back.
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    wasn't that "Loony left council pays for boulder to have counselling after death"
    Last edited by 00ec25; 11-01-2018 at 11:43 PM.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 11th Jan 18, 9:32 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 9:32 PM
    Did it dash? Boulderdash.
    • ThePants999
    • By ThePants999 11th Jan 18, 11:17 PM
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    • 11th Jan 18, 11:17 PM
    Did it dash? Boulderdash.
    Originally posted by robatwork
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 13th Jan 18, 1:28 PM
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    Your coat, sir.
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    I would have put it on sooner, if only I were a little bolder.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 13th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    There was a story ,a couple of years ago and featured I one of the 'compensation programmes ' ,where someone claimed to have tripped on a piece of metal left standing proud of a pavement after a shop had work done,, but obviously ,they didn't die.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Jan 18, 7:41 PM
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    What negligence would the council possibly have from placing clearly visible boulders, and somebody then tripping over them?
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    Clearly visible? Where have you got this information from?
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 13th Jan 18, 8:36 PM
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    Clearly visible? Where have you got this information from?
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    Definition of boulder: a detached and rounded or worn rock, especially a large one.

    No mention of it also being invisible.
    • Alderbank
    • By Alderbank 13th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    Sounds very unlikely to me.

    What negligence would the council possibly have from placing clearly visible boulders, and somebody then tripping over them?
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    This story from Ireland might be the origin:

    http://https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/boy-injured-in-fall-from-boulders-awarded-53-500-1.2951258

    Sometimes stories get exaggerated in retelling. The injured party was not fatally injured but did hurt his nose. The court decided that the Council were negligent in placing the boulders on the public roadway in such a manner as to create a hazard.

    Not Walthamstow or Waltham Forest but quite near County Wicklow which also begins with 'W'. Memory can play tricks
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