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Mum-of-four loses sweets fall case

A 38-YEAR-OLD mother of four was left facing a hefty bill for legal costs after a judge threw out her damages claim against an Aldi store where, she claimed, sweets may have caused her downfall.

Judge Alison Lindsay said housewife Clara Nebanmor had not previously mentioned she had seen sweets lying on the floor after "something under her foot" had caused her to fall in October 2012.

The judge said she had failed to prove that the Aldi store in Naas, Co Kildare, had been negligent or had failed in its duty of care to her as a customer.


Nebanmor, of The Crescent, Curragh Bridge, Newbridge, Co Kildare, said she had been walking along a shopping aisle when something had caused her to fall, injuring her knees, chest, abdomen, and shoulder.

She only saw the sweets when she was on the floor and had failed to mention them at the time because she was distressed.