A MOTORCYCLIST had to have his leg amputated after a taxi driver turned into him at a junction.

The biker was riding along Albert Road in Farnworth on November 10 when the collisions happened.

Officers found the 42-year-old victim with serious leg injuries and he was taken to hospital where doctors had to remove the limb after 15 attempts to save it.

Taxi driver Mohammad Bhatti, of Gilnow Lane, Bolton, was banned from the road for six months after he was convicted for driving without due care and attention.

Police constable Michael Cartwright, of GMP’s Road Policing Unit, said: "As you will see from the footage, this was an awful collision that has left the victim with life changing injuries.

"Since this collision, he has had to live in supported accommodation while special adaptations are made to his home because of his disability. He also continues to attend physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions.

"This has completely changed his life and he has had to pay the consequences for Bhatti’s careless actions. No sentence imposed today can ever undo the damage this has caused.

"He has been incredibly brave throughout the court proceedings and I hope that he can now begin to rebuild his life."

Bhatti pleaded guilty and received his ban during a hearing at Bolton Magistrates' Court today.

The six-month disqualification was the maximum sentence that could be handed out by the court.