A DJ who was stuck in Cambodia facing huge medical bills after being injured in a motorbike accident, is back in the UK.

Alan Richardson, aged 43, said on Wednesday: “I’m healing well and on the road to recovery. I’ve been discharged and flying back already. “

Among his many injuries were a broken leg and 'road rash', where his skin was scraped by the road surface.

Mr Richardson has had his kneecap and second toe reattached, and had to have a toe amputated, as well as other medical treatment. He has been left with a large scar on his leg.

An appeal was set up to raise £5,500 for his treatment and flight home.

He said: “Just under £2,000 has been raised so far. I’m really happy with the response.”

Mr Richardson, from Ronkswood, Worcester, has until the end of this month before the payment to the hospital in Siem Reap is taken.

He said his story featuring in the Worcester News had helped with the fund raising.

His insurance did not cover any of his treatment as he was riding his motorbike without a licence when a driver pulled out in front of him.

When asked if he was glad to be returning to the UK, Mr Richardson, said: “Truthfully no. I wasn’t ready to return, However the universe thought something different.”

Mr Richardson, who describes himself as a free spirit, is now staying with his sister in Worcester. He plans to “rest and heal" and said: "I've still got a long road to recovery.”

He added: “I’ve got to slow everything down and get used to it”

Mr Richardson had been travelling since April last year, starting his trip in Australia.

He said: “Everything happens for a reason and everything will find its way to sort itself out.”