‘My hand was saved by stitching it to my chest’

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A car crash victim’s hand has been saved by using a wartime technique which involved stitching it to his chest.

Martin Shaw’s hand was severely injured when his car skidded and crashed on the A512 near Shepshed, Leicestershire.

The 35-year-old, who lives in Loughborough, thought his hand would need to be amputated and feels lucky he can still use it.

Video journalist: Caroline Lowbridge

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