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Ballymena car park damages claim fails

A woman who claimed she was hit by missiles thrown from the top of a multi-storey car park has failed in her bid to win compensation.

A High Court judge dismissed Mary Baxter's case because he was not satisfied she had been injured in the way described.

Mr Justice Treacy also ruled that only in exceptional circumstances would a defendant be liable for the deliberate act of a third party.

Ms Baxter brought a personal injuries claim over an incident at a car park outside the Tower Centre in Ballymena, Co Antrim, in April 2007.

In a claim against Wildrose Properties Ltd and the Department for Regional Development, she said she was struck on the back of the head by an object thrown from the top floor. Ms Baxter said she then saw two heads bobbing up and down.

After hearing the case Mr Justice Treacy held there were a number of “less than satisfactory” features in her evidence.

Belfast Telegraph