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Syrian refugee secures place at Oxford University

Sulaiman Wibha's talent has been recognised Photo:

A teenager who smuggled himself into the UK to escape war-torn Syria has secured a place at Oxford University.

Sulaiman Wihba was awarded a scholarship by Brighton College when he was spotted 3 years ago making the “torturous” two-month journey from Syria.

Mr Wihba managed to reach the UK by travelling through Europe - stowed away in a lorry filled with frozen chips.

After achieving 4 A*s in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics, he's now been rewarded with a place at one of the world's most prestigious institutions.

An erratic political landscape in Syria as buildings are brought down
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