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Video: ‘Britain’s Most Severely Injured Soldier’ Given Freedom Of Doncaster

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Ex-serviceman Ben Parkinson has been given the freedom of Doncaster, his home town.

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The former para is known as ‘Britain’s most severely injured soldier’ after losing both legs and suffering more than 40 injuries, including brain damage, in a landmine blast in 2006.

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He said: “I’m very proud to be honoured by the people of Doncaster because they’ve been really good to me.”

Last week, Ben Parkinson’s lawyers announced that he would receive a ‘full care assessment’ after claims his care needs were not being met by the Ministry of Defence and the NHS.

Lance Bombardier Parkinson carried the Olympic flame through the city in 2012.

Ben has now been appointed Freeman of Doncaster, his hometown – an honour which used to include the right to graze livestock anywhere on the land.

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