Squaddie shot in head hears wedding bells!
A SOLDIER who made a miracle recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban has married the sweetheart who helped nurse him back to health.
Army corporal Ashley Irving, 24, was shot by an insurgent in Afghanistan in 2010.
But with expert medical care and the support of Amy Thurlow, 23, who he met five years ago, he made a full recovery.
Amy, a support worker in Workington, passed out with shock when she heard Ashley, from Aspatria, Cumbria, had been shot.
She said: “At first I’d thought he was dead.
“I was at work when I got that call. After I’d woken up he called me and told me what had happened. He’s the love of my life.”
Amy and Ashley’s parents and sister stayed at his bedside as he began recovering from a fractured skull, which meant he lost five per cent peripheral vision in his right eye.
The couple married at St Cuthbert’s Church in Plumbland, where Amy is originally from.