Disabled man builds own wheelchair lift

A disabled Russian man has built his own wheelchair lift.

Dmitry Bibikow - who was badly injured after falling from a balcony - spent £450 creating the elevator for his fifth-floor flat six years after he was told by his local council that such a lift would be constructed.

The married father-of-one, from Voronezh, south-western Russia, said: "When I bought the flat I had been told an elevator would be built.

"But after waiting six years I decided to take matters into my own hands.

"Living on the fifth floor without a lift was a nightmare because I couldn't get in or out of the block without someone's help. It was like being in a prison."

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