Corporal Tomos Stringer, 23, from Gwynedd, in Wales , used his leave to see his friend in Surrey after he had been wounded in Afghanistan. On arrival in Surrey, Mr Tomos tried to book into the Metro Hotel.
He was shocked by the receptionist as he tried to book himself in a room; he was asked for ID & was told there was a “no military personnel" policy. Tomos works with the 23 Air Assault Support Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps.
Tomos spent the night sleeping in his car. The hotel has since “sincerely apologised for that mistake." The Metro has been the target for abusive phone calls since the incident and have now involved the police.