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.
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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