A PROSTHETIC arm designed by an Anglesey dad has helped a five-year-old boy finally give his little brother a hug.

Ben Ryan from Menai Bridge made his mark on the prosthetic world after going from psychology teacher to engineer.

In 2017, he created an arm for son Sol following an accident which saw him lose his arm at ten days old.

As a result of Ben's work, another young boy; Jacob Scrimshaw, has become the first child in the UK to have a functioning prosthetic arm fixed above the elbow. He is now sporting a powered green Hulk robotic arm which means he can snuggle up with sibling, Sebastian, three.

Jacob was born prematurely and a scan at 20 weeks had revealed part of his left arm was missing.

Mum Gemma Turner vowed to get him a prosthetic arm after he recently came home from school crying, saying he was fed up having to struggle with just one.

Doubled with the fact robotic prosthetics are generally not available for kids on the NHS, Gemma and partner Chris Scrimshaw, knew they would have a fight on their hands to answer his dreams.

The family, from Calderdale, West Yorks., had raised £16,000 by September and started to look online at how to make it happen.

Gemma eventually stumbled upon Ben on Instagram and as of December 12, Jacob's dreams have come true.

Mr Ryan is now CEO of his own company Ambionics, and Director of Glaze Prosthetics UK.

Jacob is one of their first patients.

Mr Ryan said: "The reason why Jacob is the first child to have a powered arm is not necessarily because the technology wasn't there, but rather that parents do not know it is something that is possible.

"Jacob's family is unusual in this case in that when they were told they had to wait for a prosthetic or were told that it would not work for him they refused to give in and kept looking for answers - I was the same.

"They kept going and luckily they found me."

The company has worked together with prosthetic service provider Dorset Orthopaedics to create Jacob's fab new arm in just 12 weeks.

His arm remains a work in progress and the companies and the family will continue to work together to develop and improve it over time.

The family are still raising money as they needs funds to make future improvements.

To donate to this worthy cause, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jacob-scrimshaw