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'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