Lincoln soldier sues MoD over initiation ceremony
A soldier who was left partially blind after an initiation ceremony at an army barracks is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for compensation.
Oliver Scudder, 20, from Lincoln, said he felt pressured into running down a corridor lined with comrades who kicked and punched him on the way.
The incident happened just nine days after he joined his regiment at Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore, Rutland, in 2014.
The MoD said there was insufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.
The prolonged attack in the ceremony - known as "running the gauntlet" - left Mr Scudder's right eye so... read more
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