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Cobbler who lost thumb in accident has it replaced with his toe

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A cobbler who owns a shop in Sutton-in-Ashfield has had life changing surgery after losing a thumb.

Dave Lee has won awards due to his work, but feared the worst after the accident which happened when his jumper got caught in a machine in January last year.

Surgeons decided the best idea to help Dave in the long term was to attach one of his big toes to replace the missing digit.

Dave says he cannot praise the work of medical staff at the Royal Derby Hospital enough and has since returned to work.

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