Shrewsbury nurse Melissa finishes her River Severn swim

Having endured storms, suffered hypothermia and even swallowed sewage, a Shrewsbury nurse has finally completed her swim along the whole of the River Severn.

Melissa Compton, who works at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, finished her mammoth 220-mile swim just before 3pm on Monday, on Severn Beach in the Bristol Channel.

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