A student who suffered brain damage in a hammer attack at school has lost his battle to claim injury compensation over the incident.
Henry Webster, who was 15 at the time, was beaten and hit with a claw hammer by a gang on the tennis courts of Ridgeway in Wroughton in 2007.
In October last year, Mr Webster claimed that there had been a negligent failure on behalf of the school to maintain proper discipline and deal with racial tension on the premises.
However, a judge has now ruled that the school did not breach its duty of care to keep him safe on the school grounds.
"We believe the fact that all eight points with which liability was argued were dismissed by the judge vindicates the school in defeating the suggestion that the event was caused by failure on the school’s part," said Peter Lay, chairman of governors at the school.
It follows news that a British soldier who attacked a man outside a Plymouth nightclub has been ordered to pay GBP 2,000 in injury compensation to his victim.