A sport-loving student said it took him just "minutes" to adapt to an advanced bionic hand fitted after he lost his own in a horrific accident.

Evan Reynolds, a sports biology student at University of the West of England (UWE), was the second person in the UK to be fitted with the revolutionary i-Limb, produced by Scottish manufacturer Touch Bionics.

The 19-year-old, from Haslemere, Surrey, was devastated when his left hand was ripped off on a summer's evening in 2006 as his friend was driving him home from a day out - destroying his dreams of joining the British Army.