Mother whose son blinded friend with golf club must pay damages

Mrs Justice Whipple ordered the mother to pay compensation at the High Court in Birmingham

Mrs Justice Whipple ordered the mother to pay compensation at the High Court in Birmingham

A mother whose 10-year-old son blinded a friend with a crazy golf club during his birthday party is facing a six figure compensation bill.

The birthday boy was furious he could not hole the ball when he took a 'big swing like a professional golfer' with the metal club.

It struck a nine year old school friend in the face, causing a devastating injury that left him blind in his left eye, the High Court heard.

A top judge has today ruled that the 10-year-old's mother must now pay the injured boy damages after the incident at a crazy golf course on an amusement park.

She knew her son - who cannot be identified and was referred to only as J, was  'boisterous and required firm handling' said Mrs Justice Whipple.

Ordering the mother to pay damages to the injured boy - known as S - the judge said she 'negligently' failed to tell her son not to swing the club too high.

The exact compensation bill has yet to be calculated, but it is expected to be a six figure sum.

The mother has been ordered to pay compensation after the incident at Bosworth Water Park in Nuneaton

The mother has been ordered to pay compensation after the incident at Bosworth Water Park in Nuneaton

The court heard J and two of his school friends were celebrating his birthday at the Bosworth Water Park, near Nuneaton in 2013.

His mother was close by the crazy golf course with the family dog, but the first she about the incident was when she heard the other boy scream. 

S's parents said J was 'volatile and unpredictable' but the birthday boy's parents insisted he was a 'normal, well behaved, boy.'

J's mother said she had asked the boys whether

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