Seriously wounded soldiers have complained that they are worried about their safety after being left on wards that are open to the public at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.
On one occasion a member of the Parachute Regiment, still dressed in his combat uniform after being evacuated from Afghanistan, was accosted by a Muslim over the British involvement in the country.
“You have been killing my Muslim brothers in Afghanistan,” the man said during a tirade.
Because the soldier was badly injured and could not defend himself, he was very worried for his safety, sources told The Daily Telegraph.
It’s not an isolated incident. A British reservist flown to Selly Oak got a heads-up from the staff when he arrived:
“The first thing they said to me was to take my uniform off in case I offended anyone,” he recalls. “I couldn’t believe it…”
Now why would they say that?
Birmingham, Birmingham… I know someone who’s spent time in Birmingham.
Rusty knows a lot of people who’ve spent time in Birmingham.