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The smile says it all: Shaun walks down the aisle just one year after life-changing crash

Shaun Whiter walks down the aisle with new wife Charlotte. Credit: Thomas Ellwood Photography

A keen footballer whose life was changed forever in a hit and run 12 months ago has kept his promise to walk down the aisle with his new bride.

Shaun Whiter had both legs amputated after the crash at Newmarket in July 2016. He had been helping friend Joey Abbs change a tyre at the side of the road.

On Friday, Mr Whiter married girlfriend Charlotte Way at a private ceremony in a village in Suffolk.

The 28-year-old - who hopes to become a Paralympian - challenged himself to walk down the aisle. And he did not disappoint.

This photograph, by Thomas Ellwood, captured the moment he walked alongside Charlotte through the church - with a massive smile on his face.

Read more: Man sentenced to three years and four months following Newmarket crash.


Forget driverless cars - how about some jockey-less horses?

Could this be coming to a yard in Newmarket soon?

It's the latest innovation in horse racing and it has been filmed by our colleagues in Meridian.

The multi-million pound system has been years in the planning, with permission first granted back in 2014 for the horse training monorail.

The machine's inventor says it does away with the need for jockeys to train the horses and helps reduce the number of young horses being injured by riders making mistakes, and will help strengthen the thoroughbreds' muscles and bones.

Check out the latest news from ITV Racing.


Appeal for dashcam footage following serious assault

The assault took place at approximately 8.30pm on Friday 2 June in The Severals Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for dashcam footage after a man in his 30s was attacked in Newmarket.

It happened at The Severals Park on June 2. The victim suffered a fractured skull and arm and was treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Two men who were arrested on suspicion of assault have been released under investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the following three areas between 8pm and 8.30pm to get in touch:

  • The Severals (the green area bordered by Bury Road and Fordham Road)
  • The Funfair on the Severals (this had been set up for the Newmarket Funday that took place the following day)
  • The BP petrol station on Bury Road
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