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Leicestershire horse rider saved from paralysis with cement


A Leicestershire man, injured in a horse riding accident, is saved from paralysis after doctors injected cement into his spine.

Richard Clutterbuck, who has ridden for 40 years, believes he owes his life to the doctor who carried out the pioneering spinal surgery on him.

On Tuesday 24 August 2010 he was left with a fractured spine after a car crashed into him and his horse Linford, who died instantly.

Richard was airlifted to hospital where surgeons injected cement through pinholes in his back to help save him from paralysis.

Richard shares his story to BBC Leicester's Helen Astle.

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