Penny that saved soldier's life goes up for auction

A lucky penny which deflected an enemy bullet during World War I - saving a soldier's life - is set to be sold at auction.

Private John Trickett would have been shot in the heart if the bullet - which still left him deaf - had not struck the coin in the breast pocket of his uniform.

Instead, the round ricocheted through his ear, leading to his honourable discharge from the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1918.