Harry back's Marine's appeal

A ROYAL Marine who is appealing against his compensation award after suffering horrific injuries while serving in Afghanistan said Prince Harry is supporting his case.

Marine Ben McBean lost two limbs in a roadside bomb blast in February last year.

The 22-year-old, who was described by Prince Harry as a "real hero", was awarded 281,150 and a pension by the Ministry of Defence after suffering numerous injuries including the loss of his left arm and right leg.

Marine McBean, from Plymouth, Devon, is making a number of appeals. A tribunal court in Plymouth adjourned the case yesterday, ruling that the claims should all be heard together in a single two-day hearing at a later date.

"I am just trying to fight for all of the other lads," he said.

"We are not asking for loads of money, but we do need financial help."

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