More than 1,000 people were injured by potholes in London last year, research revealed today.

Almost one in three cases — 315 — were in Kingston, followed by 256 in Wandsworth and 202 in Hounslow.

The 1,078 cases admitted by 25 of the capital’s 33 councils in freedom of information responses to an ITV News survey resulted in compensation payouts of £410,038. Newham council paid out the most compensation (£188,864), followed by Barnet (£88,492) and Wandworth (£22,452).

Reported by the Evening Standard. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.