Supreme Court rules families of soldiers killed in combat can sue the government

The Supreme court has ruled that families of solders killed in combat can sue the government for compensation. It has overturned an earlier ruling in favour of the MoD who were claiming immunity from human rights legislation.

The families say their men, including Private Phillip Hewett from Staffordshire, were not properly equipped or prepared for the tasks they were set . Political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.

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Soldiers' families 'can sue MoD'

The Supreme Court has ruled that relatives of three soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the MoD for damages. The families say it failed to provide them sufficient protection after they were killed by roadside bombs while in lightly armoured Land Rovers.