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€50k for mum's severed finger

A HOTEL worker who had part of her little finger amputated after the door of a room she was cleaning slammed has been awarded €50,000 damages by the High Court.

Aneta Antoszczyk was in the process of removing a wooden door stopper – keeping open the door of a room at the Rivercourt Hotel in Kilkenny open on April 24, 2011 – when it slammed shut and severed her finger.

It was not possible to re-attach the part of the finger. The court also heard that she was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident.

She claimed her employer was negligent, which was denied by the defendant.

In his ruling yesterday Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O Neill said that Ms Antoszczyk (35) of Priory Dean Square, Kilkenny, had sustained "a most unfortunate injury," that there had been negligence, and awarded €50,000 damages.

Fan charged over banana

A MAN was today charged with throwing a banana on to the pitch at last Sunday's Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal soccer match.

Thomas Flint (23) of Brantwood Gardens, Enfield, north London, will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on April 12, Scotland Yard said.

He is charged with throwing a missile on to the playing area, and threatening behaviour. Flint, who is understood to be an Arsenal fan, is on bail.

During the match, which Tottenham won 2-1, Spurs star Gareth Bale had a banana thrown at him.