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Foot swollen week after pavement fall in Grantham

Debbie Booth's swollen ankle a week after she tripped on the pavement in St Peter's Hill in Grantham.

Debbie Booth's swollen ankle a week after she tripped on the pavement in St Peter's Hill in Grantham.

A woman who tripped up on an uneven pavement in St Peter’s Hill was still feeling the pain over a week later.

Debbie Booth twisted her ankle after being upended by a paving slab soon after leaving the doctors’ surgery, heading for the green.

Her ankle ballooned up as a result and was still swollen and painful a week later as the picture (right), which was tweeted by husband Nigel, shows.

Debbie has become a cropper on pavements in the town several times before, falling outside the Halifax Bank and the British Heart Foundation shop in High Street.

Nigel, who runs MOCVO Antennas in East Street, said: “She had just come out of the surgery and was heading for the green when she hit an uneven patch there and rolled over on her ankle. We didn’t go to hospital with it because there is little they can do.”

Nigel said they had decided not to report the incident or take any action but he did call on the council to do something about the pavements in town.

He added: “They really need to do something about the state of the footpaths. There are awful spots all over the place but nothing gets done.”

Lincolnshire County Council is responsible for making safe potentially dangerous defects such as cracked, broken or uneven paving slabs. These can be reported by calling 01522 782070.

 

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