Three British soldiers who were run over by a U.S. Army tank convoy in Iraq are suing:
Three British soldiers, seriously hurt after claiming a US tank convoy ran them off a road in Iraq, have spoken for the first time about the incident.
Cpl Jane McLaughlan, Staff Sgt James Rogerson and Cpl Stephen Smith, were left with horrific injuries when their Land Rover crashed in May 2003.
They are suing the US Army for £1.2m in the first action of its kind involving coalition allies in the Iraq war.
The US Army claims no record of the incident, despite a British report naming the US unit and driver involved.
Solicitor Steve Horsely of Tilly, Bailey and Irvine, which is funding the legal action, criticised the US Army for “stonewalling” over the case.
He said: “This is a unique case and so far the Americans have made no effort to look at this properly, or even look at the information we have given them.
“The main claim of the Americans is that they have no record of the incident. But do they think the British just made up the name of a tank driver and the name of the regiment carrying the tank?