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PARALYSED BY A PORK CHOP

A dad-of-two was left paralysed and close to death after an undercooked pork chop led to a potentially lethal brain bug. Darren Ashall, a plant operator from Chorley, Lancs, is still in hospital nearly five months on from when he first fell ill. He cannot walk and struggles to communicate. However doctors told him he is lucky to be alive after the deadly bug listeria meningitis attacked his immune system, leaving an abscess on his brain.

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