Bury St Edmunds woman criticises council after tripping on crack in the pavement
A 79-year old woman who fell on to her arm after tripping on a crack in the pavement has criticised the council for not doing more to repair them.
Jasmine Leathers, from Bury St Edmunds, was walking past Pro-cook on St John’s Street on February 9 when she hit the crack and lurched forwards with her trolley.
She was referred to A&E by her doctor, and has had to put her arm in a sling which she will need for around a month.
She said: “I have been to the council but they said they can’t make repairs because of cost. There’s always an excuse.”
A Suffolk Highways spokesman said St John’s Street is subject to footpath inspections on a monthly basis, along with several others in Bury St Edmunds, and repairs will be completed ‘where necessary.’
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