Victoria Cross winner Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey has been told by top brass that he and his family face a kidnap threat from British-based Islamic terrorists.
The heroic soldier and his close relatives have duly stepped up their security. They made the changes following a review carried out before last week’s announcement that he had won the top medal.
A Defence source revealed: ‘His life will never be the same. For this reason we have to be very careful. The soldier and his family have embraced the changes.’