A TODDLER has suffered a horrific injury at a flat in Bradford and his dad is worried that the incident will impact the youngster for the rest of his life.

Eighteen-month-old Opie Nunn was in agony after he lost part of his finger when it became trapped in the family’s kitchen door at Clervaux Court, on the Hunters Park Avenue estate in Clayton.

The door snapped shut before the youngster could move his hand due to the concealed hinging. Opie was taken to hospital and had his damaged digit bandaged up, but Opie’s parents felt the whole situation could have been avoided.

Karl Nunn, 28, and Lauren Keen, 24, claimed they had complained to their landlord Accent multiple times about the door’s closing speed, but the hinge design remained. However, the couple said the housing association’s emergency joiner arrived at the property within 90 minutes of Opie’s injury and he removed the concealed hinging. A new door is set to be installed.

Mr Nunn, who has another son, three-year-old Abel, with Ms Keen, said: “Opie has to go for another check up on Monday and if it’s not healing as they’d hope, surgery is required.

“They’ve told us that it will shorten his finger for the rest of his life. I’m worried he could get bullied because you know what kids can be like at school when they see someone with any sort of defect. He was a happy-go-lucky child but now he’s scared to go near a door and he holds his hands close to his chest whenever he goes through one.”

In a warning to other parents, Mr Nunn said: “We just want to raise awareness. Thousands of kids get their fingers trapped in doors every year and parents need to be aware if there are mechanisms there that accelerate the closing speed.”

An Accent statement said: “Firstly, we would like to say how sorry we are to hear about the injury to Mr Nunn’s son.

“The health and safety of our residents and their families is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to work closely with Mr Nunn on this matter.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Nunn and his son at this time.

“Mr Nunn informed us of concerns with the door. During a home visit at the beginning of December, we confirmed that the door was fitted at the time the property was built and fully compliant with the building regulations of the time and, as such, would not be subject to retrospective upgrades. However, because it has been damaged in an unconnected incident and now requires replacement, the new door will therefore automatically conform to current building requirements."