Attacked toddler's family win right to compensationCompensation is to be awarded to a family over an attack on a toddler.
Jay Jones was three years old when he was struck with a car jack by another boy after they had been left alone in a car, leaving him in need of stitches.
The attacker cannot be prosecuted because he is below the age of criminal responsibility and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority refused a payout twice on these grounds.
But the Tribunals Service ruling could lead to similar claims and such is its significance that the case was picked up in the US by the New York Daily News.
Renai Williams, Jay's mother, told the BBC: "It was a vicious attack with such force that his attacker, who was also only three himself, managed to crack the car windscreen."
The exact amount of the compensation the family is to receive will be decided at a later date.