About time for ruling on tragedy

Private Kevin Thompson from Lancaster, of the Royal Logistics Corp, who died yesterday from injuries sustained in Iraq
Private Kevin Thompson from Lancaster, of the Royal Logistics Corp, who died yesterday from injuries sustained in Iraq

It was the news they have been waiting for – the chance to see the government take responsibility for the deaths of their loved ones.

Mark and Theresa Thompson’s soldier son Kevin was just 21 when he died after suffering horrific injuries in Iraq.

They,and many other families, want answers to many questions – including why the UK rushed into the war so early, why the soldiers did not have the armoured vehicles and equipment they needed and if Kevin was rushed back to the UK too quickly after he was injured in an explosion – hastening his tragic death.

The couple, of Barley Cop Lane, Lancaster, say the Supreme Court’s ruling, that families can bring damages claims against the government, is ‘fantastic’ news. They know it will not bring back their son, but let us hope it sets them on the road to finding some reparation and closure for the tragedy.

The door has been opened for answers – and lets hope they get some.

Nicola Adam, Editor