Mother of Machete Girl Says Payout Is an Insult; Anguish Goes on for Pupil Attacked at Teddy Bears' Picnic

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Mother of Machete Girl Says Payout Is an Insult; Anguish Goes on for Pupil Attacked at Teddy Bears' Picnic


AN eight-year- old girl who suffered horrific injuries in a machete attack at her school had her compensation increased from [pounds sterling]8,000 to [pounds sterling]23,000 yesterday - still [pounds sterling]56,000 less than she had claimed.

The award included just [pounds sterling]750 for a facial scar running from her ear to her mouth.

Francesca Quintyne's mother branded the payment 'an insult' and said her daughter had been treated like a second-class citizen by the criminal injuries compensation tariff scheme.

Sheridon Quintyne said: 'When Francesca knows that she has got less than someone with the same injuries in a car accident what does she conclude other than that society views her as less important?' 'We have never asked for the earth. We wanted what was fair.

How can [pounds sterling]750 for the scarring ever be called fair?' Francesca was one of a number of children attacked by Horrett Campbell when he burst into a teddy bears' picnic in the playground at St Luke's Primary School in Wolverhampton in 1996.

The youngsters were shepherded to safety by nursery nurse Lisa Potts, who also suffered severe injuries and was later awarded the George Medal for courage.

Francesca, from Tipton, West Midlands, was hit so hard that her jaw was broken and is now held together by metal plates.

She was initially awarded [pounds sterling]8,100 compensation, of which [pounds sterling]7,500 was for her scars.

But last week an appeal panel was told she was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, which would need further treatment.

She had suffered hallucinations and bad dreams, both signs of psychological damage.

Cherie Booth QC, leading her legal team, told the Central London hearing: 'Time on its own is not going to heal her.' Asking for the maximum award of [pounds sterling]80,000, she said Francesca was conscious of the scarring and her awareness of it would get worse as she enters adolescence. The claim also covered private medical treatment.

Yesterday the panel awarded the little girl [pounds sterling]20,000 for post traumatic stress disorder and another [pounds sterling]2,500 for future psychological therapy. …

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