'I tried to kill myself' says 'bullied' ex-soldier
Former soldier Joseph McCabe is currently bringing a civil action against the Ministry of Defence.
Joseph McCabe, who has a pronounced stammer, claims that during his service in Germany and Iraq he was head-butted, stabbed and repeatedly bullied.
Speaking to the Today programme's Mike Thomson, Mr McCabe said that little was done to help him.
An Army spokesperson told the BBC: "Whilst we can't comment on individual cases we can be clear that the Armed Forces have a zero tolerance approach to all forms of bullying, discrimination and abuse. All allegations will be thoroughly investigated, either by the civil or military police, and appropriate action will be taken."
08 Feb 2014
- From the section UK