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Woman hit by pineapple sues store

The woman was diagnosed with concussion after being hit by the fruit

A pensioner is suing a supermarket after being hit on the head with a pineapple while shopping in Dundee.

Mary Raimo, 76, is said to have suffered concussion when knocked to the floor after the fruit fell from a shelf at a Tesco store in Lochee last July.

She claims it was stacked badly and was dislodged by another customer.

Her lawyer said she could get several thousand pounds in compensation. A Tesco spokeswoman said the matter was being dealt with by their legal team.

She said: "Customer safety is very important to us and we are looking into what happened, our best wishes are with Mary Raimo for a speedy recovery.

"As this matter is in the hands of our legal team, we're unable to comment further."

Ms Raimo's lawyer, Alasdair Wannan, said: "She is hoping for compensation on the basis that Tesco negligently stacked the pineapples.

"She says she is still getting headaches and neck pains and if that is the case we would be looking for several thousand pounds compensation."

The supermarket in Lochee has since closed.

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