Ummad Farooq was shot in Karachi on October 19th and had to be flown nearly 4000 miles back to the UK for specialist treatment.
The 22-year-old's sight has potentially been saved because of the hour long procedure, as the bullet had lodged next to his right eye.
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A teenager told a court today (July 27) that he wrote about planning a violent attack at his former college so people would talk to him.
The summer holidays have got off to a very damp start. Heavy rain fell in parts of the region overnight and it's continued today.
The largest free event in the North East attracted almost a million people to the seafront at Roker and Seaburn.