Bionic legs for military amputees

Military leg amputees are to be given the most up-to-date prosthetic limbs available after the government announced a £6.5m funding boost.

The latest technology micro processor limbs, known as bionic legs, will be available to service personnel who have been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The move is expected to benefit about 160 members of the armed forces.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said it was a top priority to give troops the best possible care and support.

And Chancellor George Osborne, who is making the money available from the Treasury’s Special Reserve, said: Our troops are heroes who have and continue to give absolutely everything for their country and it is only right that we do everything possible to help them, especially when they suffer injury — via

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