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A grandmother has been speaking of the moment she was almost killed by a falling shop sign. 79-year-old Patricia Tutton was shopping in Falmouth when a sign weighing four stone knocked her to the ground, causing numerous injuries.
She's says she's disappointed that the sign fitter has avoided prosecution. Kathy Wardle reports:
Patricia Tutton, 80, was nearly killed when the 4-stone sign broke free from the Mountain Warehouse shop in Falmouth, three years ago. The firm responsible for fitting the sign, New Life Signs Installations, was due to be prosecuted this week.
However, they have accepted a caution and agreed to pay their legal costs, thereby avoiding prosecution. Mrs Tutton, who has been left with long-term spinal injuries, believes that penalty is not enough.