A FORMER army recruit is suing defense chiefs for £200,000, claiming he was stripped naked, wrapped in toilet paper and set on fire at an initiation ceremony.
Jake Tutt, 22, claims the ordeal – which included fellow soldiers forcing him to drink their urine – left him mentally scarred and effectively ended his military career.
He also claimed he became partially deaf from gunshots and explosions during training after losing his hearing protection, then told him to “stop deafening himself.”
The ex-squaddie is fighting the Ministry of Defense in London’s High Court, demanding at least £200,000 for trauma and hearing loss.
Court documents allege he was bullied and harassed while serving with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment in Paderborn, Germany, in 2019.
His lawyer Sabrina Hartshorn said: “He was forced to strip, wrapped in toilet paper and sniper tape and set on fire while he was forced to consume food and drink mixed with semen and urine.”
Ms Hartshorn said the ordeal followed a series of other incidents, including being forced to jump into bins to find “random items” while being shot at with an air pistol.
She also claims he was hit in the head by a sergeant.
Mr Tutt, from Eastleigh, Hants, was medically discharged from the regiment in March 2021.
The Ministry of Defense has been given time to file a defense at a date yet to be determined.