Nuclear test victim fights for justice

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A CATSHILL veteran, who was exposed to dangerous levels of radiation on Christmas Island during the nuclear tests in the 1950s, fears his cancer will end his life before he gets to see justice.

Barry Smith, aged 69, says he wants compensation in the form of a war pension from the Ministry of Defence after spending a year on Christmas Island where the nuclear bomb tests were carried out.

But after waiting 11-and-a-half months for a hearing into his case, which was due to be heard at the Priory Courts in Birmingham on January 21, his tribunal was postponed.


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