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Tenneh Cole, the five-year-old orphan brought to Britain for a life-saving operation, bade a tearful farewell yesterday as she returned to Sierra Leone. She arrived three weeks ago for to have a bullet removed from behind her eye at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

She lost the sight in her right eye and was left partially deaf after being shot in the head with the bullet, which lodged in her skull.

Tenneh, who also lost her parents during the civil war in Sierra Leone, looked overwhelmed and confused as she prepared to fly home.

Colonel Mark Cook, of the Hope and Homeless charity, said: "She is rather overawed by the whole trauma. She has suffered terribly."

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