UK Hotel: No Soldiers Allowed

[Times Online] A wounded soldier home from Afghanistan on sick leave was forced to spend the night in his car after a hotel refused him a room.

Corporal Tomos Stringer was told by staff at Metro Hotel, in Woking, that it was company policy not to accept members of the armed forces as guests. The 24-year-old had travelled to the Surrey town to help with funeral preparations for a friend killed in action.

It was so late that Cpl Stringer, who had broken his wrist jumping off an Army truck as it was attacked, had no choice but to bed down in his tiny, two-door car, arm covered in plaster.

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One response to “UK Hotel: No Soldiers Allowed

  1. This is an appalling state of affairs, I hope that other patrons will choose to boycott this hotel. Whatever your thoughts on the war or those that are required to participate, you should not be permitted to discriminate in this way.

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