WHAT great news that young Daniel Morgan is back at school less than three months after a freak accident left him close to death.

The 15-year-old suffered horrific injuries when a changing room wall at Monmouth leisure centre collapsed on him as he got ready for a PE lesson.

The Monmouth Comprehensive School pupil’s ribs, hip, pelvis and legs were broken and he suffered a punctured lung, a torn artery and liver damage.

Daniel needed life-saving surgery but was home in time for Christmas and is now back at school.

His leg is still not fully recovered but he is well enough to take part in the school’s forthcoming production of Bugsy Malone.

The teenager’s story could have been one of tragedy but instead is of bravery and belligerence.

Daniel and the surgeons who performed his operations simply refused to be beaten by his injuries.

Thanks to their skills and his own courage he has beaten the odds and recovered in a remarkably short period of time.

Our picture today shows a happy, smiling, confident young man back where he belongs – ready to join his friends in the classroom.

When we report on accidents like that suffered by Daniel there is not always a happy ending.

In Daniel’s case there is and we are delighted to be able to share his story with our readers