Risks for Afghan interpreters 'the same' as forces

The risks facing Afghan interpreters is "exactly the same" as the problems facing troops fighting in Afghanistan, the great-grandson of Winston Churchill has told Daybreak.

Alexander Perkins, who has served in two tours of Afghanistan, will hand in a petition calling for more to be done to protect those who translated for the British army.

Signatures to the petition have leapt to 55,000 from 27,000 since this morning.

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Afghan translators 'need help'

The great-grandson of Winston Churchill is calling on David Cameron to do more to keep Afghan interpreters safe once troops withdraw from the country. Alexander Perkins will hand in a petition with more than 27,000 signatures to Downing Street today.