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A teenager who lost both his arms and legs after a train accident has been given a seven-year sentence for sexual assault

Thomas Proudfoot, 17, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl on a secluded canal path near his home in Clydebank, Scotland.

Proudfoot, who wears prosthetic limbs after being hit by a train in 2012, ordered his victim to perform a sex act on him during the attack before repeatedly kicking her in the face and body.

A second teenager also charged in connection with the attack was later cleared.

Proudfoot also admitted to a number of other offences, including using his prosthetic arm to break another man' jaw just months before the assault and also attacking a police officer with it. He also admitted to spitting at another officer in a separate incident on 23 March.

The teenager was sentenced to a total of seven years at Dumbarton Sherriff Court for the "appalling ordeal" he put his victim through.

Upon sentencing, Sheriff Simon Fraser told Proudfoot: "I'm not convinced you really accept what you did was wrong."

Three years of Proudfoot's sentence will be custodial, with the remaining four will be served on extension.

He will also be placed in the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

Proudfoot was left fighting for his life when he was 15 after being hit by a train near Westerton Station in Bearsden, near Glasgow, in January 2012.

The former Boclair Academy pupil was taken to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital where he was treated for what police described as "severe, life-changing injuries".