Man receives payout after suffering sports injury in football gameA man who was injured during a game of football has been awarded compensation.
Gary Bailey was playing in a Sunday league match when the incident occurred, the Sun reports.
He was tackled by Lance Corporal Grant Mackenzie. So forceful was the impact that his leg was broken.
Mr Mackenzie had been playing for Moulsham FC in Essex when he committed the tackle, which was described by the referee in charge as "malicious".
As well as being ordered to pay £25,000 in compensation, the 24-year-old was told to cover the legal costs of the case.
Although initially Mr Bailey had called the police over the tackle, the criminal case was eventually dropped.
However, he pursued the matter by launching a civil compensation bid.
Mr Mackenzie, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a member of 22 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers - which is based at Swinton Barracks in Perham Down and provides support to a mechanised brigade.