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Families' MoD court battle

Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq will today ask the UK's senior judges to rule that they can bring damages claims against the Government, under the human rights legislation.

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Widow: The MoD has a 'duty of care' to employees

Debi Allbutt has spent ten years trying to hold the MoD to account over the death of her husband, in March 2003.

Corporal Stephen Allbutt died in a “friendly fire” incident in Basra.

Debi felt there could have been better training for the use of equipment.

She said: "In every day life our employers have a duty of care to all their employees, so what makes the MoD any different?"

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