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"Lightning" boy recovering

Joe Compton and his uncle Shane Dean with a signed Swindon shirt Photo: ITV Meridian

An 11-year-old schoolboy who was struck by lightning on the school gate is making a remarkable recovery.

Joe Compton was struck near Dorcan Academy in Swindon in September and received first aid from leisure centre staff before being taken to hospital.

He was released from Frenchay Hospital near Bristol last week.

Now, back at home he's enjoying some special treats including some from his footballing heroes.

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VIDEO: Schoolboy recovers after being struck by lightning. Reporter: Wesley Smith.