Monday, January 18, 2016

Afghan veteran Battison was convinced the SAS were in the attic

Hero soldier 'believed SAS were in attic at party' and held friend hostage in shower for two hours
Mirror UK
Tom Bedford
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.
Service" Battison represented his country in Afghanistan, the court heard
A hero soldier avoided jail and was wished "good luck" by a judge after taking a friend hostage at knifepoint.

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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