18 JAN 2016
Peter Battison was convinced the SAS were in the attic and the house was surrounded by snipers, a court heard
Battison, a private in the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, was officially diagnosed with PTSD after seeing his friends blown up in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
A hero soldier avoided jail and was wished "good luck" by a judge after taking a friend hostage at knifepoint.Service" Battison represented his country in Afghanistan, the court heard
Dad-of-two Peter Battison, aged 29, flipped at a party and held host Jordan Reid hostage in the shower for two hours.
Afghan veteran Battison was convinced the SAS were in the attic and the house was surrounded by snipers.
A court heard the former soldier had a "moment of madness" caused by post traumatic stress disorder.
Battison kept pal Mr Reid in the shower at knifepoint with a bathmat over his head.
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