Rifle theft soldier sentencing

A Territorial Army soldier will be sentenced for stealing a rifle and ammunition from a barracks in Brighton in a suspected suicide bid after suffering conflict trauma.

Traumatised soldier sentenced today for stealing rifle

Harry Killick Credit: ITV Meridian

A Territorial Army soldier will be sentenced today for stealing a rifle and ammunition from a barracks in Brighton - in a suspected suicide bid.

Corporal Harry Killick, 36, pleaded guilty in January to possessing a prohibited weapon and stealing a firearm and ammunition from his TA barracks.

The former paratrooper stole the items while on duty on October 19 last year, with a plan to end his own life after being traumatised by seeing his comrades blown up.

He had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder since returning to Britain from Afghanistan seven months earlier.

Judge Anthony Scott-Gall, sitting at Lewes Crown Court, adjourned sentencing last month to hear what treatment options could be available to him.