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York Soldier appeals his sentence

York Soldier appeals his sentence

5:52am 21st April 2010
(Updated 5:44pm 21st April 2010)

Lawyers for a York soldier who was jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan, will lodge an appeal against his sentence at the High Court today.

Lance Corporal Joe Glenton from York was jailed for nine months after
admitting a court martial charge of going awol.

The 27-year-old, of the Royal Logistic Corps, argued he suffered from post
traumatic stress disorder after his first tour of duty in the war zone.

Joe's wife Claire has travelled down to be with him for today's hearing. She is hoping that her husbands case will make a difference and help other soldiers in a similar situation.

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Howard and Byrne Solicitors, York - Criminal Defence Specialists