Coroner calls for mental health review for soldiers

A coroner has called for a review of mental health procedures for soldiers as he recorded a narrative verdict at the inquest of a former soldier who was found hanged at his home in 2012. Lee Bonsall, 24, had served in the Army for three years.

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Soldier's mother welcomes mental health review call

The mother of Private Lee Bonsall who was found hanged at his home in 2012 has welcomed a coroner's call for a review of mental health procedures for soldiers.

Karen Bonsall told ITV News it was "amazing news" which "proves what [we] have said all along and all the recommendations we asked for".

As he recorded a narrative verdict at an inquest into the former soldier's death, Coroner Mark Layton said he intended to write to the Ministry of Defence to suggest that the procedure for arranging psychiatric appointments is reviewed.

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