A VALE man who has lost more than half his body weight has met Vale MP Alun Cairns to discuss how residents can be assisted.

Rhoose resident Zac Smith underwent a number of operations in India to aid his weight loss and has successfully lost more than half of his 50 stone bodyweight.

Alun said: "It was a real privilege to hear Zac’s story. I felt moved that he had made such an effort to turn his life around. What impressed me so much is how keen Zac is to help others in Barry and the Vale and I will keep in touch with him as he continues on his weight loss journey. He has been tremendously brave, and overcome a number of challenges in Wales and India and deserves every credit for what he has achieved so far.”