Father sues Council after pothole injury

A father is suing Essex County Council claiming he was injured when he tripped by a large pavement pothole.

Matt Neville, of Conybury Close in Waltham Abbey, has launched legal proceedings after the Council denied liability for his twisted ankle, which he said was caused by a fall outside his home in September.

The 42-year-old said he repeatedly raised concerns with Epping Forest District Council that the hole, which is up to 6ft in diameter, was a hazard.

Barriers have been placed around the pothole, but Mr Neville said more should be done. "It is an absolute disgrace,” he added. “I made the council aware of this months ago and, despite regular communication with them, I feel as though I’ve received nothing but fob offs."

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