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Shopper wins £10,500 for slip-up

Published 03/06/2011 | 14:14

A supermarket shopper secured a payout of 10,500 pounds after slipping on a grape in a branch of Asda
A supermarket shopper secured a payout of 10,500 pounds after slipping on a grape in a branch of Asda

A supermarket shopper has secured a £10,500 payout after slipping on a grape in a branch of Asda.

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The company apologised for failing to meet its own "high standards" following the ruling at Peterborough County Court.

The court ordered that Asda pay Thomas Wardle £10,500 damages - and pay £18,000 in legal costs - following the slip at the Rivergate store in Peterborough in January 2008.

An Asda spokesman said: "We have thorough processes in place to ensure our store floors are kept clean to prevent anyone from slipping or falling.

"We're extremely sorry that on this occasion we did not meet our own extremely high standards."

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