A TEENAGER is suing a council for as much as £100,000 because she says she can’t make friends.

Natasha Caley-Winborne, 17, claims her life has never been the same after she tripped over in a primary school playground 11 years ago.

She said the incident has left her with a catalogue of health problems including violent mood swings, severe headaches, post traumatic amnesia and difficulty forming friendships.

The youngster, who is due to start college this month, said she was a six-year-old pupil at St Peter’s Primary School in Ardingly, near Haywards Heath, when she tripped on an uneven grass bank and fell on to a hard surface, hitting her head.

She said her injuries were so bad she missed large chunks of school and had to regularly attend clinics at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Natasha has now issued a writ at the Royal Court of Justice in London against West Sussex County Council, which runs the school, for damages between £50,000 and £100,000 for “pain and injury, loss and damage”.

The council said it would defend the claim.

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