Giles Duley, the photographer severely injured by a makeshift bomb in Afghanistan last month, continues to receive treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The 39-year-old photographer was alongside US soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.

It is understood that Giles underwent multiple amputations before being brought back to the UK.

A spokeswoman for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today confirmed that Giles is still a patient there.

In a statement issued last week, the hospital said: ?Giles is continuing his long road to recovery but, according to his medical team, he has turned a corner.

?He is off breathing support and is showing strength and determination by working hard with his physiotherapist.

?He is also finding his voice and sends thanks and best wishes to his supporters and love to all his family and friends.?

Among those who have written messages of support on the photographer?s Facebook page is Ian Forsyth from Cleveland, a photographer for the British Army.

?As a fellow photographer having been to Afghanistan and Iraq myself I wish you a speedy recovery,? he wrote.

Mick Howard, another Army photographer who has toured Afghanistan, also paid tribute, saying: ?Our thoughts are with you.?

Giles, who was born in London spent ten years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries before focusing on humanitarian projects.

His work has been published in magazines such as Vogue and Rolling Stone, and the Sunday Times.


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