US whistleblower Chelsea Manning rushed to hospital ‘after suicide attempt’

Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier serving a 35 year sentence for leaking classified documents, has been rushed hospital amid reports she attempted to take her own life.

US media have reported the whistleblower, who is being held at a prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, was taken to hospital on Tuesday morning.

CNN said it was understood Manning had tried to take her own life but the report has yet to be verified.