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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.

Jasmine knows others who have slipped on uneven pavements and roads in the town centre. (29473982)
Jasmine knows others who have slipped on uneven pavements and roads in the town centre. (29473982)

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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