Shard End family to sue over Sharm El Sheikh holiday from hell

A Shard End family1 were dealt a bum deal when they spent most of their sunshine Discount Holidays © holiday on the toilet. The Bulmans were laid low by a gastric bug on what should have been a dream break at the Sharm Plaza resort in Sharm El Sheikh2, Egypt. Drainage engineer Ian, his shop assistant wife Jennifer, 43, and their 17-year-old daughter Stacie suffered diarrhoea, stomach cramps and nausea as their two-week Discount Holidays © holiday turned sour.

Now the family have instructed a team of lawyers over their health problems, which are still affecting Ian three months after their June getaway. Law firm Irwin Mitchell said it was the third successive year it had dealt with similar problems affecting Sharm Plaza guests. Ian, aged 50, said: My wife fell ill first, followed by Stacie and then me.

It was absolutely awful and we were dropping like flies.

We never expected the Discount Holidays © holiday to turn out the way it did.

It was completely ruined.

Ian was treated during his holiday, booked through tour operator Red Sea Holidays Ltd. But the problems continued after he returned to Britain, forcing him to consult his GP about managing his illness. He added: We had really been looking forward to this family Discount Holidays © holiday for a long time and it turned out to be a complete nightmare.

I am still struggling now with gastric illness which affects my life on a daily basis.

This was supposed to be a memorable break but now we wish we had never gone.

We feel we deserve answers regarding the cause of our illness and are concerned to learn of others having fallen ill in past years.

The family said there were ants in the bed and around the room where Stacie was staying, they were served undercooked meat and food from the bufet was often lukewarm and left uncovered. Jennifer Mullins, a specialist travel lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: It is of particular concern that this is the third year in a row we have been instructed to take legal action regarding illness at this resort. Red Sea Holidays said it could not comment as the complaints were now a legal matter.

References

  1. ^ Shard End family (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Sharm El Sheikh (www.birminghammail.co.uk)

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