A CASH-strapped council has instructed a barrister to prepare a 170-page dossier to fight off an OAP’s claim for a smashed windscreen which cost just £226.
Mrs Thomas says a worker was mowing the grass outside her home when a stone flicked up and shattered the rear windscreen of her white VW Up hatchback.
She claims the Bristol City Council employee knocked on her door to apologise after the incident last August, and gave her the contact details for the insurance team.
Her family later emailed the authority – which has to save £100 million in the next three years – asking for the damage to be repaired but did not hear back.
The pensioner, with the help of her son-in-law Richard Parsons, a property consultant, filed a county court claim in a desperate bid to recoup the money.
But Bristol City Council instructed a law firm to fight the claim, and now a barrister has prepared a 170-page dossier in defence.