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Family take legal action for holiday

Chris Sheldon and his wife and Amanda Sheldon of Chesnut Street at Ashington-holiday disaster.
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Chris Sheldon and his wife and Amanda Sheldon of Chesnut Street at Ashington-holiday disaster. REF 1505142295

A family who suffered gastric problems after a holiday abroad have taken legal action against the travel firm they booked the trip with.

Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have issued court proceedings against Sunsave Travel Limited in a bid to secure justice for an Ashington family who suffered severe illness on a Tunisian holiday which has left one of them with ongoing symptoms over two years on.

Christopher Sheldon, 47, and wife Amanda, 45, returned from a ‘holiday nightmare’ where they and their 26-year-old son Daniel fell ill with stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and bad headaches during their stay at the Caribbean World Resort in October 2011.

Christopher said: “Some chicken dishes were under-cooked, and on occasions damaged and dirty crockery was provided to eat with.”

Since the Sheldon’s returned, Daniel and Christopher have recovered from their illness, but Amanda still suffers with on-going related symptoms.

Bradford-based Sunsave Travel Limited, who the family booked their trip through, have denied any liability, and court proceedings have now been issued.

Christopher added: “We were appalled by the state of the restaurant when we arrived and it isn’t something you expect from a four-star resort, it was disgusting.

“My wife is still suffering with stomach issues which she finds very uncomfortable and at times embarrassing.

“We did not expect our annual holiday to turn out the way it did.

“We all fell ill a few days into the holiday.

“This meant that we were not able to go on any excursions or explore the local area as we had hoped because we had to stay at the hotel as we felt too ill to travel.

“We hope we get answers so we can finally move on.”

Sunsave Travel Limited declined to comment.

 

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