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Charity: Sharp increase in Afghan veterans treated for PTSD

The number of British veterans of the Afghanistan conflict who have received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has increased by more than 800% over the last five years, figures from a mental health charity indicate.

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Falklands veteran Weston calls for 'care after combat'

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has told ITV News there needs to be "proper care after combat" to ensure returning troops "get taken care of".

Weston, who was aboard the Sir Galahad when it was destroyed during the Falklands War, said, "There is no peace dividend in reality because the cost is still there after combat."

He warned service personnel returning with post-traumatic stress disorder can turn to drink and to drugs, saying, "There is a real issue around that because then we see people falling foul of the law."

For more information call Weston's charity Care After Combat on 0300 343 0255 or visit their website.

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