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Amputee soldier pays for op so he can walk at wedding

A former soldier who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan has paid £90,000 for an operation in Australia so he can walk down the aisle at his wedding.

Dave Watson, from Romsley, Worcestershire, was badly hurt when he stepped on a roadside bomb in 2010.

He was fitted with plastic prosthetic legs but found them painful and could only wear them for 15 minutes a day. Since having the direct skeletal fixation operation, he can wear them all day.

Mr Watson described the surgery as "life-changing", giving him the freedom to leave the house without his fiancée having to help him.

  • 17 Dec 2015