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.
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.