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Surgeons use sea coral to straighten a Sussex schoolgirl's spine

Rhianna Clavering from Ferring has undergone pioneering surgery Photo: ITV Meridian

A schoolgirl from Sussex has dubbed herself 'the bionic mermaid' after surgeons used sea coral in pioneering surgery to straighten her spine.

15-year-old, Rhianna Clavering form Ferring, is not only back is not only back pursuing her childhood dream of howjumping, but she's also four inches taller.

Andy Dickenson has been to meet her: