A brave Grimsby based Zimbabwean born British soldier is using his specialist knowledge of roadside bombs to help save British lives in the dangerous Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Albert Dzapasi moved to the town from Zimbabwe to study electronics at Grimsby Institute – and he is now putting his expertise to the good use by training UK service personnel to operate technical equipment that detects deadly explosives.

The fearless 25-year-old, who is known as ‘DZ’ to his colleagues, serves with the 30th Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for the six-month operational tour where he is responsible for maintaining and repairing the life-saving kit.