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PICTURES: Ben McBean and his bench

Former marine Ben McBean poses by his figure at the bench in North Cross Credit: ITV News West Country

Former Royal Marine Ben McBean has unveiled a new bench in the North Cross area of Plymouth. It features a figure of him as well as ones representing Scott of the Antarctic and Charles Darwin.

They were the three Plymouth people voted by locals to be part of the bench celebrating the city's history.

Ben McBean was one of three Plymothians chosen by people in the city for the portrait bench Credit: ITV News West Country

Ben McBean, who's 25, lost an arm and a leg after he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan in 2007.

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Former marine Ben McBean to unveil bench in Plymouth

The bench is shrouded ahead of its unveiling Credit: ITV News West Country

The former Royal Marine, Ben McBean, is to unveil a bench featuring a life-sized figure of himself. It's part of a makeover of the walking and cycling facilities in the North Cross area of Plymouth. Ben will stand alongside figures of Scott of the Antarctic and Charles Darwin.