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Father of paralysed sisters says he just wants them to walk again

The family say they are staying strong despite what has happened Credit: Family picture

The father of two little girls who were left paralysed following a crash hopes that they will one day walk again and has vowed to spend the rest of his life trying to get the best for them.

Katrina, who is 8, has to use a wheelchair now Credit: Family picture
Karlina, 6, uses a wheelchair after the crash Credit: Family picture

Speaking outside court following the sentencing of crash driver Andrew Nay, Roberts Raibais, father of Katrina and Karlina Raiba, added that "life has totally changed since the crash", and that along with his wife "they are doing everything to try and get the best for the girls".

He added the sisters were back at school and doing well, and that they were happy and smiley, but they kept asking when they would be able to feel their legs again.

"We are a very strong family", Mr Raibais said.


Road rage driver who paralysed girls gets four and a half years

Andrew Nay Credit: PA Images

A man from Northamptonshire who left two sisters paralysed after his 4x4 smashed into their family car during a road rage chase, has been jailed for four and a half years.

39-year-old Andrew Nay from Corby crashed into the Vauxhall as he made a right-hand turn across oncoming traffic near Wellingborough - causing sisters Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, to suffer life-changing injuries last October.

The judge said "Although you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity you maintained your account to the very end" and there was "overwhelming evidence against you". "You continued to maintain an account that was incredible and inconsistent".

Nay will serve 4.5 years in jail and be disqualified from driving for a further four years after release.

Government considers pension law change to speed up Tata Steel sale

Tata steel employs 500 people in Corby. Credit: PA

The government is looking at changing pension laws to help the sale of Tata Steel which employs 500 people at Corby.

A consultaton process has been launched to look at price index changes to the British Steel pension fund which many of the Corby workers belong to, that could potentially save billions of pounds.

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