Fundraising former soldier in fraud arrest


A Leeds fundraiser and war veteran has been questioned by police after being arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Simon Buckden, who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following his time in the forces, was arrested at his home in Bramley, Leeds.

Detective Constable Chris Cooper, from Leeds District CID, said: “This morning police arrested a 42-year-old man

from an address on Landseer Way, Bramley on suspicion of five counts of fraud by false representation.”

Buckeden, 42, was later released on police bail.

The former Royal Signalman from Bramley, Leeds, was medically discharged from the army after nearly 12 years service in 2001.

He has since gone on to raise money for charity via running marathons and earlier this year he set up a website for fellow sufferers, called Positive Action PTSD.