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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-04 11:03 PM
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Mother of dead soldier to sue (UK)
The mother of a young British solider killed in Iraq plans to sue the Ministry of Defence, claiming officials breached their duty of care to her son.

If the case goes ahead, it will be the first time the government has been sued over the death of a soldier in combat.

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Last week Rose Gentle, from Glasgow, and her 14-year-old daughter Maxine were unexpectedly invited to meet the deputy prime minister, John Prescott, as they visited Downing Street to deliver a letter protesting against the war to Tony Blair.

Mrs Gentle later stormed out of the meeting, accusing Mr Prescott of "talking rubbish".

She wants to go to court because she believes her son's death could have been avoided if his patrol had been equipped with an electronic signal jamming device which would have stopped the bomb being detonated.

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