A mother says she is heartbroken after a memorial bench dedicated to her soldier son killed in Afghanistan was stolen, damaged and dumped.
Villagers raised money for the bench when Paul Muirhead died after a Taliban attack in 2006. They say they are stunned anyone would do such a thing.
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."
A minute-by-minute witness account of the battle has been found and entries from the diary will be tweeted in real time on the anniversary.
"He was so matted that he barely resembled a dog at first glance. His fur was covered in faeces and it was completely covering his eyes."