British Army officer posted as defence attaché to Indonesia broke his girlfriend’s arm in “self-defence” after she “lost control” and began attacking him, a court martial has heard.

Col Simon Winkworth said he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after tours of Afghanistan and believed he was “in immediate danger” during the altercation with Christie Hudson.

The Royal Engineers officer, who played a leading role in building Britain’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, was described as being in a “high anxiety state” during the September 2014 incident.

 

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