London: A British judge has ruled that a
boy attacked by another toddler with a car jack can claim
compensation from a government body that helps crime victims.
The mother of Jay Jones, who was 3 years old at the
time of the attack, told the BBC her son suffered a gash to
his head and spent two days in hospital in 2007 after another
toddler hit him 11 times.
The attack occurred when the two toddlers were left
alone in a car.
The government authority that grants compensation for
victims refused at first to pay because the 3-year-old
attacker was so young and could not be prosecuted because of
The family complained and asked for the case to be
reviewed by an independent tribunal, which ruled in its favor