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Former commando to get high-tech prosthetic leg.

Gregg Stevenson was injured on patrol in Helmand in 2009

A former soldier is to be fitted with what's being described as the world's most technologically advanced prosthetic limb.

Gregg Stevenson, from Foulridge in Lancashire, lost both legs after stepping on a mine while on patrol in Helmand Province in Afghanistan 5 years ago.

The new limb offers more physical capability than other prosthetic legs and will enable Gregg to do much more. Gregg, who's 29, and has a young son, says "I’ll be able to run around and play with him like other parents can, without having to switch between different limbs."

Gregg Stevenson

Gregg's been volunteering for a charity encouraging injured colleagues to take up sport and get their lives back on track. He hopes his increased mobility with the new limb will enable him to return to working as an engineer.