A Darwen student who was injured in the Westminster Bridge terror attack is running the Manchester Marathon to raise money for charity.

Travis Frain, 22, who studied history and politics at Edge Hill University at the time of the attack, will give any donations to the British Red Cross after the organisation paid for physiotherapy sessions to help him get back on his feet.

In March 2017, he was on a trip to visit Parliament when he was knocked over by a 4x4, leaving him with a fractured leg and hand, several broken fingers, a torn ligament and a deep cut on his thigh.

Remembering the incident on Westminster Bridge which left four people dead, Mr Frain said: “We had about half an hour of free time and me and four others broke off to get some fresh air.

“We were all hit by the car and I came off worst. We’re all very lucky to be here.”

It took Travis two years to recover from his injuries, but says he is determined to get “better support for people affected by terror attacks”.

On preparing for the 26.2 mile marathon, he added: “I spent two years after the attack just sitting around and putting on weight and I got stuck in a rut.

“I’ve never been much into exercising and the only race I’ve done so far is a 10K.”

The British Cross set up the UK Solidarity Fund in 2017 after terror attacks in Manchester and London, with the aim of supporting people directly or indirectly affected by terrorism in the UK.