Belfast Telegraph

Ex-RAF double amputee puts prisoners through their paces

By Adrian Rutherford

A double amputee war veteran has helped put prisoners at Maghaberry through their paces.

Inmates took part in tough physical challenges alongside Duncan Slater, a former RAF platoon sergeant who lost both legs when a roadside bomb blew up his vehicle in Afghanistan in 2009.

He has since trekked to the South Pole and completed the world's most gruelling marathon in aid of charity.

After visiting Maghaberry last June, Mr Slater was invited back to take part in a duathlon alongside prisoners and staff.

He said: "Being in Maghaberry and meeting the men here, it changed my opinion of a lot of things."

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