War artist shot in Afghanistan

Kent war artist Graeme Lothian has been shot by a sniper in Afghanistan.

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War artist, shot by Taliban, is flown to UK

Graeme Lothian sketching in Musa Qala, Helmand Province - he has been flown to the UK for treatment after being shot by a sniper Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian
Graeme Lothian on patrol in Nahr e Saraj, Helmand, Afghanistan, with 5 Rifles Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian
By Graeme Lothian: Casualties are moved from Camp Bastion for medical repatriation Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian

Graeme Lothian, Kent war artist, shot by Taliban

Graeme at work in Afghanistan Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian

The Kent war artist, Graeme Lothian, has been shot and wounded by a Taliban sniper in Afghanistan. Graeme, from Sevenoaks, is a popular figure with the troops and has produced stunning work, illustrating the dangers faced by soldiers.

Graeme Lothian studies the troops in action Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian
Graeme is a familiar figure on the front line Credit: Dave Higgins/Graeme Lothian

We spoke to Graeme's close friend, Dave Higgins, who said he was 'stunned', and anxiously seeking news about Graeme's condition.

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