Injured tourist may sue


A BRITISH tourist who was savagely bitten on the arm by one of Gibraltar’s famous Barbary macaques may sue the government.

Fifty-three-year-old retiree Stuart Gravenell needed 40 stitches following the attack described by nurses as “the worst they’d ever seen.” Mr Gravenell and his son came across a pack of the apes as they walked through a nature reserve in October of this year. The largest male of the group – standing at more than three feet tall – plunged his teeth into Mr Gravenell’s left arm.

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The former IT worker was rushed to hospital after passing out with pain, and was told by nurses that his injuries were so bad that if he had been a child they would probably have had to amputate.

The prospect of a legal claim resulting from the incident was revealed in Parliament by Dr John Cortes, Minister for Health and the Environment.


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