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Honeymoon crash coma man arrives home to Bonnyrigg

John and Nicola Tams
Image caption John Tams is expected to make a full recovery

A Scot left in a coma after he was hit by a car while on honeymoon in Italy is home and expected to fully recover.

John and Nicola Tams were struck by a car which apparently mounted the pavement in Sorrento last month.

Mr Tams, 31, suffered head, leg and chest injuries and was put into a medically-induced coma by doctors at a hospital in Naples.

He has made good progress over the past six weeks and travelled back home to Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, on Friday.

His older brother Charles said: "He is expected to make a full recovery but these things take time.

"It's a slow process but we're just glad to get him back. We're putting it all behind us now and looking forward to the future.

"He is walking about and talking, it's just a matter of time."

Mr Tams praised the medical treatment his brother received in Italy: "They have been absolutely brilliant. You couldn't fault them - they saved my wee brother's life."

Mrs Tams, also 31, suffered a chest injury and needed hospital treatment but was soon discharged.

The couple married on 3 July at the Minto Hotel in Edinburgh and travelled to the Naples area of Italy for their honeymoon.

Mr Tams is a long-standing player with the Real Maroon football club, a team of Hearts supporters, and Duddingston Athletic.

The two teams are holding a charity football match on 5 September to raise money to support his recovery.

They will play against a team of legends from Heart of Midlothian FC.

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