The annual Leicester Marathon took place today and was officially started by Claire Lomas.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who was paralysed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007, successfully completed this summer's London Marathon using a robotic suit.
Claire raised funds for rehabilitation and research into spinal cord repair.
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."
A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."