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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

"Simply Incredible!!!"

Disabled girl hit by van after carer

‘left her alone’


Lily-Mae Chapman, who was knocked over near the Elephant Park Picture: PETER TRENCHARD


A SEVERELY disabled seven-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after being hit by a van when a carer allegedly left her alone outside a park.

Lily-Mae Chapman, who has a mental age of two, was knocked over after running away when she was apparently left outside the Elephant Park in St Brelade by carers from the Maison Allo children’s respite centre.

The States police have today confirmed they are investigating the incident. And the girl’s furious mother, Penny Chapman, has warned that she is considering taking legal action against the charity Les Amis, which runs the home.

In a statement, Shaun Findley, head of operations and care at Les Amis, said that the organisation could not comment on individual cases but added: ‘The safety of individuals is taken very seriously and any incident will be investigated and followed up thoroughly by the relevant authorities.’

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