A grandad who was warned a holiday injury could be sepsis has won a refund battle with an insurance company.

Robert Warden suffered an infected toe while on holiday in Thailand and had to fork out £899 for an emergency flight back to Scotland after medics warned he could have life threatening sepsis.

He was admitted to hospital for three days but his holiday insurance company AXA deemed his injury wasn’t serious enough to have gone home early.

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However, after our sister title Sunday Mail stepped in, Robert was told he would be refunded the costs in full.

He said told the Sunday Mail: “I’m incredibly grateful to the Sunday Mail for their help in resolving this claim. Common sense prevailed in the end, as well as the prospect of bad publicity.

“I’m a type 1 diabetic, I couldn’t wait around to see if sepsis was going to set in.” Robert, 59, who has been a diabetic for more than 30 years, was on a three-week holiday in late February when on the second day, he noticed the wound on his toe.

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