A BRIT soldier who was left fighting for life after a drink and drugs binge on a Kenya tour has been flown back to the UK, it can be revealed.
Pte Nathan Scott, 23, remains on life support after he is suspected to have broken Army rules to go on a cocaine-fuelled night out.
He is believed to have had a bad reaction to a cocktail of drugs after sneaking out on the first night of the tour in Africa.
A friend said: “He is in a bad way and it was decided to get him back to Britain as soon as possible.
“He stumbled in from his night out and other squaddies were looking after him but he was complaining his insides were on fire.
“After several hours they finally raised the alarm and he was rushed to hospital where he fell into a coma.
“He has severe kidney damage but had recovered enough to put him on a flight back this weekend.
“Doctors think it will be months until he will be well again.”
The gang from the 7 Reg, Royal Logistics Corp had been sent for supplies when they bought the drink and drugs.
But Nathan became seriously ill and was airlifted to hospital but doctors finally allowed him to leave on Sunday.
He was flown to Birmingham and met by a police escort who whisked him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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It is understood he and another private were arrested and under investigation.
An Army spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident involving soldiers from the British Army Training Unit Kenya.
“This is currently being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
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