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Plea for more compensation for 'real hero' of Afghanistan

18th September 2008

Ben McBean, a Royal Marine who lost two limbs when a landmine exploded in Afghanistan was offered £161,000 compensation by the Ministry of Defence yesterday - £124,000 less than the maximum which is £285,000.


His mother, Joyce Cockburn, has reportedly begged the MoD to increase the payout and said the offer is not enough to support her disabled son.


A spokesperson for the MoD said the compensation offer is likely to increase by more than £114,000 when reviewed. McBean will also receive a tax free, index-linked income for the rest of his life.

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