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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Machete victim to be mother
Lisa Potts
Lisa Potts married her policeman husband last year
A former nursery nurse who suffered horrific injuries when she tried to shield youngsters from a machete attacker is expecting a baby.

Lisa Potts, who was awarded the George Medal for her bravery after the 1996 attack in Wolverhampton, has told friends she will have her first child in the New Year.

Ms Potts was awarded 68,300 compensation for the injuries she suffered at the hands of paranoid schizophrenic Horrett Campbell in the grounds of St Luke's School, Blakenhall.

A close friend of the 28-year-old said she was "thrilled to bits" at the prospect of becoming a mother.

The unnamed friend told a national newspaper: "Lisa has always worked with children. She loves being with them and they respond to her.

"She was absolutely thrilled to bits - and so was I - to hear the happiness in her voice.

"She was so elated. She is just on cloud nine."

The mother-to-be, who has declined to comment on the news, married policeman Dave Webb last December.



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