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‘Around Britain on a mobility scooter’ passes through North Devon

PUBLISHED: 09:05 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:05 02 June 2015

Mark Newton is going around Britain on a mobility scooter. Picture: Sarah Howells

Mark Newton is going around Britain on a mobility scooter. Picture: Sarah Howells


Mark Newton is travelling around Britain on a mobility scooter - and this week he visited North Devon. Did you spot him?

A man travelling around Britain on a mobility scooter passed through North Devon this week.

Mark Newton has raised more than £46,000 for charity.

He suffered a life-changing injury to his leg in 1991 while attached to the United Nations in Cyprus.

In 2011, he started an ‘Around Wales’ trip and raised £9,000.

He is now visiting as many war graves as possible on his journey and spent time in Bideford on Friday and Torrington over the weekend, before heading back to Exeter.

Find out more about Mark’s journey at

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