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Paralysed jockey Freddy Tylicki walks again thanks to exoskeleton suit

Freddy Tylicki is back walking again thanks to the help of the suit. Credit: Freddy Tylicki/Twitter

A Newmarket jockey who was left paralysed from the waist down following a fall is back walking again thanks to a robotic suit.

Freddy Tylicki, 33, sustained serious spinal injuries in a four-horse pile-up at Kempton three years ago.

Following the fall, he spent 15 days in intensive care and was told by doctors that he'd suffered T7 paralysis.

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However, on Thursday he posted a video on social media showing him taking his first steps with the help of a robotic exoskeleton suit to support his legs.

Writing on Twitter, he accompanied the video with the heartwarming caption: "Nice day to take a walk."

Since he posted the video, Tylicki received messages of support from the racing world and beyond - including ITV Racing presenter Matt Chapman who said: "You absolute legend. So proud of you man."

Chapman helped to raise more than £250,000 for Tylicki by setting up a GoFundMe page in the aftermath of the fall.