Litigation Writs 18/03/97

The owners of a historic country house in Lincolnshire who say their home life is being ruined by the noise of jet fighters from nearby RAF Wittering flying late into the night are taking the Ministry of Defence to the High Court. Darby and Catherine Dennis, of Walcot Hall, Barnack, Stamford, Lincolnshire, claim that the value of their property has dropped as a result of the noise of the jets. The writ says they have lived at Walcot Hall, a grade I listed building built in the 1670s, since 1985. However, the writ says that in recent years Harrier jets from RAF Wittering, two miles away, have generated noise levels of between 95 and 103 dba up to 138 times a day on week days.

Writ issued by Richard Buxton, Cambridge.

A Royal Mail worker from Barnsley is suing the Royal Mail for more than £50,000 damages as a result of stress he says he suffered during the course of his work. Ian Brookes claims he suffered "personal injuries" as a result of alleged negligence and breach of statutory duty on the part of the Royal Mail. His writ says his condition is the result of "occupational stress" during his work.

Writ issued by Russell Jones & Walker, Leeds.

Europe Mortgage Co, formerly Credit Agricole, of Pendeford Business Park, Wob- aston Road, Wolverhampton, is suing Martin and Mortimer of Saffron Walden, for damages for negligence and breach of contract over the valuation of property at Dunmow.

Writ issued by Llewelyn Zietman, London EC2. E678

Clacton woman Michelle Parsonson is suing the Metropolitan Police over the death of Matthew Parsonson. Her writ, launched on her own behalf and on behalf of children Lorna and Marc Parsonson, claims Matthew Parsonson's death on 7 October 1994 was caused by police negligence but does not specify how he died.

Writ issued by Pattinson and Brewer, London WC1.

A Sudbury woman who suffered severe injuries when a motorist crashed into the back of a parked car, trapping her between two parked vehicles, is suing for damages. Noorjehaa Shamshudin, 58, suffered a severe fracture of her right high, which needed surgery. Shamshudin was in hospital for a month and her injury has led to further complications, according to the writ.

Writ issued by Ian Guyster and Co, London W1.