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Leeds soldier Simon Buckden faces PTSD fraud trial

Simon Buckden
Image caption Simon Buckden is charged with seven counts of fraud

A Leeds soldier charged with making false claims about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will face trial, a judge has ruled.

Simon Buckden, 42, of Landseer Way, appeared at Leeds Crown Court charged with seven counts of fraud relating to military service, PTSD and cancer.

Mr Buckden was told he will face a trial, in February 2016, by the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Collier QC.

The charges relate to periods between October 2009 and December 2013.

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