A Harley Street surgeon has made history by joining his parents' hands together in a unique operation.
Dr Jason Perrglew was originally one of a pair of Siamese twins born in 1973. They were joined at the head, but had to be separated when they were six months old. Unfortunately, his co-twin did not survive the operation.
Dr Perrglew continued to thrive and eventually qualified as a doctor and later as a surgeon. During his youth and subsequently throughout his professional career he joined many clubs and societies. "He was always joining things," said his mother.
His parents, Stan and Sue Perrglew, are now elderly, "but still very much in love," said Dr Perrglew. "They just wanted to spend the rest of their days together. So I joined their arms at the wrists. Now they'll be able to go everywhere together hand-in-hand."
Neighbours commented that the elderly couple had both been suffering from dementia. "So at least now they'll both know where each other is."
Mr & Mrs Perrglew are very happy that they'll be spending their last years hand-in-hand together. "I just wish Stan wouldn't keep picking his nose," said Sue.