Video: Injured soldiers to get bionic limbs

Wounded service personnel have welcomed a government move to guarantee leg amputees the up-to-date prosthetic limbs.

Captain Nick Beighton 3 Regiment RSME, Surgeon General Air Marshal Paul Evans and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speak after the announcement from Whitehall.

The government has pledged a funding boost of £6.5 million to ensure all members of the Armed Forces, past and present, who have been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan will be able to have state-of-the-art micro processor limbs, known as “bionic legs”.