Hero navy veteran now living in a car: Homeless after 24 years of service
A WAR hero awarded an MBE for years of service has been forced to live in his car.
The 59-year-old, who suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder, relies on baby wipes to keep himself clean and eats at the local food bank.
Martin said: “I’ve served my country and I don’t expect anything back but I just want a roof over my head.”
Martin, of Bridport, Dorset, served for 24 years but was forced to move into his Vauxhall Vectra after housing problems.“I’ve served my country and I don’t expect anything back but I just want a roof over my head”Martin Budgen
He was offered a flat but turned it down, claiming it was unsafe, dirty and “crawling with fleas”.
Martin added that he would just like to “feel safe and wanted” in the country he helped to protect.
A spokesman for West Dorset District Council said it was trying “to provide solutions for this complex situation”.