Judge rules that event organisers must take more blame for Chester-le-Street Dreamspace tragedy

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A JUDGE has ruled event organisers must shoulder the greater blame for the Dreamspace tragedy.

 Mum-of-two Claire Furmedge, 38, of Chester-le-Street, and Seaham grandmother Elizabeth Collings, 68, both died when the giant inflatable blew away at the Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street, in July 2006.  

 Now, almost five years later, Mr Justice Foskett at London’s High Court ruled the event organisers, Brouhaha International Limited, was 55 per cent responsible and Chester-le-Street District Council, which has since merged into Durham County Council, was 45 per cent to blame.