Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Combat Medic Served with Welsh Regiment in Iraq, Faces Judge Over Jelly?

Before you think I've totally lost my mind, read the story and then understand this veteran served as a medic in combat, but couldn't get over jelly even though he was getting help. Just goes to show that not all help is good help if this happened.

Iraq veteran threatened girlfriend with knife in row over jelly

Devon Live
Ted Davenport
August 23, 2017

Former army medic had PTSD when he attacked partner
A judge has showed mercy on a former army medic who attacked his partner while suffering from post-traumatic stress caused by his service in Iraq.

Christopher Minards threatened his girlfriend with a knife and pushed her and her twin sister during a petty argument over spilled jelly.

He had just come home from working a night shift as a hotel porter when he lost his temper and threw a mug at a mirror, breaking both.

His behaviour was so violent that his partner and her twin sister both fled the home in Newton Abbot and waited for police to arrive.

Minards, aged 32, is a former army medic who has been receiving support and treatment from veteran's charities for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) dating back to his service with 4th Rifles and the Welsh Regiment in Iraq.
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