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Tia Walker leaves hospital after window fall in Bristol

  • 13 December 2012
  • From the section Bristol

A seven-year-old girl from Bristol has left hospital after falling out of a second-storey window.

Tia Walker broke her jaw and injured her legs when the glass gave way at her rented home in the St Paul's area of the city on Saturday.

Her mother Kim Bennett said her daughter was "managing alright, but not great" and had begun physiotherapy treatment for her legs.

Places for People, which owns the flat, said its investigation was continuing.

'Broken window'

Ms Bennett also said her daughter had lost six of her lower teeth after the fall.

Since the accident, the family has been living with relatives, as the seven-year-old girl was "too scared" to return to the flat, Ms Bennett added.

A spokesman for Places for People said: "We are continuing to liaise with and support Tia and her parents.

"The welfare of our customers is our main concern, and we have been working with the relevant organisations to find out what happened.

"Those investigations are ongoing. However two recent surveys carried out on the property before the incident showed that there were no safety issues with the windows or property in general.

"Our team were also on site the same day and boarded up the broken window, while we started the investigation. We are in the process of installing a new sash glass pane to the property."

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