Toni Moody-Miller has only recently had her neck brace removed. She is now recovering from her attack but still has to perform exercises and may need further physiotherapy.
Doctors confirmed that one of her vertebrae was broken in the assault but say they are pleased with how she is recovering.
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It will be another day of frequent sunny spells, brisk winds, and isolated showers.
Friday will remain cold in the breeze with a mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers.
Outbreaks of rain, sleet and some hill snow are forecast across the region through Saturday morning.