Friday, 23 November 2007

Disabled veterans jeered in swimming pool

This is unbelievable!!!!
Injured soldiers who lost their limbs fighting for their country have been driven from a swimming pool training session at the Leatherhead Leisure Centre by jeering members of the public. The men, injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were taking part in a rehabilitation session at a leisure centre, when two women demanded they be removed from the pool. They claimed that the soldiers 'hadn't paid' and might scare the children.

It is not the first time that neighbours of the Headley Court Military Hospital have been accused of poor behaviour. There was uproar earlier this year after residents objected to planning permission to convert a home into a six-suite hostel for injured soldiers' families to stay in. The local council later approved the building work.