The family of a woman who died in an airing cupboard at a Pennal resort is suing the owners of the holiday complex.
Elizabeth Isherwood was staying at the Plas Talgarth resort in September 2017 when she got stuck in an airing cupboard in the middle of the night. The 60-year-old from Wolverhampton died of hypothermia after fighting to free herself from the cupboard for several hours.
Mrs Isherwood used a pipe she had broken to try and cut through the wall but water spraying from the other end of the pipe drenched her, accelerating the hypothermia.
Her son, Craig Isherwood, said he is now seeking compensation from the resort owners Macdonald Resorts. Mr Isherwood believes the company was negligent in failing to check whether the door handle was working properly.
The 33-year-old said he was bringing the legal action to try to prevent any other family going through a similar ordeal.
Mr Isherwood is being represented by Adam Wilson from law firm FBC Manby Bowdler. Mr Wilson said “This was a quite horrific tragedy. There is no amount of money which can compensate Mr Isherwood and his two children for the loss of a much-loved mother and grandmother."
“The central issue is whether the company was negligent in not correctly maintaining the door at the property, which we believe to be the case.”
An inquest earlier this year ruled Mrs Isherwood died of misadventure.
Macdonald Resorts say they cannot comment at this stage.