Monday 20 January 2020

Two children awarded €7,500 each after being trapped in Lidl lift for 30 minutes

Ray Managh

TWO young children who were trapped in a Lidl lift for half an hour have been awarded €7,500 each in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister David Richardson told the court that six-year-old Dawson Wilson was with his mother Gwendolyn and his cousin Luke Wilson (12) in the lift on June 25, 2011 when it stuck.

He said the incident happened in Lidl’s Cork Street, Dublin, store and both children suffered psychological injuries and retained a fear of lifts because of their experience.

Gwendolyn Wilson, mother of Dawson, and her brother Wesley, father of Luke, both of Clarence Mangan Road, South Circular Road, Dublin, were in court today to hear Judge Matthew Deery approve settlement offers of €7,500 for each child.

Mr Richardson said Ms Wilson and the children were trapped in the lift which had broken down for half an hour before she managed to prise open the doors.

He said both children had attended their GP, Dr Barbara Smyth, Crumlin Road, Dublin. They suffered sleeplessness and anxiety following the incident.

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