Paralympic star Simon Richardson released from hospital

Simon Richardson MBE

Simon Richardson MBE was released from hospital today and will return to his Porthcawl home after making "rapid progress" from his life-threatening accident just over three weeks ago.

The double Paralympic gold medallist was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Brigend in August 17, breaking his spine, breastbone and pelvis.

"He's only been out of the intensive care unit for five days, it's rapid progress," said sponsor Phil Jones.

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