29 November 2007
Soldier awarded £25k
A soldier from Northumberland has been awarded £25,000 in compensation by the Ministry of Defence following an incident in which he dislocated his shoulder, the Journal reports.
Daniel Brosnan sustained the injury in Northern Ireland after he was told to "act like a psycho" during a training exercise.
During the drill, which took place at a police facility, he was instructed to pretend he had been drinking and to act violently while other members of his company attempted to restrain him.
After feeling his arm pop, he asked for the exercise to be halted but his request was ignored.
Mr Brosnan was serving as a corporal with the Second Battalion Royal Fusiliers at the time.
As a result of the dislocation, the 34-year-old was discharged from the army on medical grounds.
The Ministry of Defence, which was established in 1971, agreed to pay out the compensation in an out of court settlement.