Fears af­ter tod­dler and her mum slip in pool of wa­ter out­side their home

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Spring­hall cou­ple fear for their daugh­ter’s safety af­ter she was given a black eye when she slipped in a pool of wa­ter out­side their home.

Cather­ine Fitz­patrick lives in Strath­cona Place with her one-year-old daugh­ter Ni­amh, but a wa­ter over­flow from their neigh­bour’s home has been mak­ing the walk­way out­side their home un­safe.

Ni­amh re­cently fell af­ter fall­ing on the wa­ter, bang­ing her face against the wall, which re­sulted in a black eye.

Cather­ine’s con­cerned ex-part­ner Stu­art Duffy said: “There’s a big prob­lem com­ing from the flat next to her, as there’s wa­ter con­stantly leak­ing from it, and it’s al­ways drip­ping down the way.

“Cather­ine has been phon­ing the coun­cil about it, and try­ing to get some­thing done, but there’s noth­ing been done to stop it.

“Our daugh­ter has fallen and had a black eye be­cause of it. It’s time they did some­thing about it, be­cause enough is enough. “It’s a real dan­ger.” Cather­ine added: “It was aw­ful when she hit her face, and she’s fallen a few other times.

“You’ve got to keep an eye on her all the time, es­pe­cially when we’re out there.

“I’ve fallen on it many a time too - it’s re­ally dan­ger­ous.”

Af­ter be­ing con­tacted by the Re­former, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil said they would look into the mat­ter.

Ann Gee, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of hous­ing and tech­ni­cal Re­sources, said yesterday: “Fol­low­ing works car­ried out on April 20 to re­pair a leak at the wc in Ms Fitz­patrick’s home, there is no record of any fur­ther re­ports of leaks.

“Ms Fitz­patrick has been con­tacted and a plumber will at­tend this af­ter­noon.”

Haz­ard Cather­ine Fitz­patrick with daugh­ter Ni­amh (1) at the wa­ter prob­lem out­side their home

Dan­ger The wa­ter leak­ing from an over­flow pipe has caused Cather­ine Fitz­patrick and daugh­ter Ni­amh to slip

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