A soldier from Somerset who lost both legs and his right arm while serving in Afghanistan has been subjected to cruel taunts over his injuries.
Sapper Matthew Weston, 20, from Taunton, stepped on a bomb while on patrol in Helmand Province on 29 June.
While he was being treated at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham his mother took him out shopping where they encountered a group of "boisterous" youths.
Rena Weston, 40, said: "They shouted he's lost something... like his legs.
Speaking from the family home Mrs Weston said: "They were laughing at what they thought was a very funny statement to make.
"We continued around the corner and I put my arms around Matthew and said, 'are you okay love?'
"He just went silent. Then he said, 'I suppose I had better get used to it for the rest of my life.'