Soldier's family win right to sue

Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have been told they can sue the government for damages by the Court of Appeal

Private Lee Ellis died in 2006, when his Land Rover was blown up.

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Soldier's family win the right to sue the Government

The family of a soldier from Manchester who was killed in Iraq have won the right to sue the Government over his death.

Private Lee Ellis from Wythenshawe died in 2006 when his Snatch Land Rover was blown up.

His relatives say he should have been in an armoured vehicle and been given other equipment which could have saved his life.

Now his sister Karla will pursue a claim for negligence against the Ministry of Defence to support his ten year old daughter

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MoD: Our thoughts remain with families of the dead

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said of today's ruling:

Our thoughts and concerns remain with those that were injured and the families of those that sadly lost their lives.

We are considering the judgment by the Court of Appeal and as this is likely to be subject to further legal action it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.

– MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SPOKESMAN

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Family of Greater Manchester soldier win right to seek compensation

Private Lee Ellis

Relatives of soldiers killedin Iraq have been told they can sue the government for damages by the Court of Appeal

Private Lee Ellis died in 2006, when his Land Rover was blown up.

His family say the Ministry of Defence failed to provide armoured vehicles or equipment which could have saved lives andshould pay compensation.

MoD bosses say decisions about battlefield equipment are for politicians and military commanders.

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