Mel B reveals anger over the suicide of her body guard

Mel B reveals her anger over the suicide of her former Royal Marines body guard who was turned away from two medical centres before his death

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

Published: 01:07 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 01:07 GMT, 1 December 2019

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Mel B has detailed her anger over the suicide of her former bodyguard who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his time in the Royal Marines.

The Spice Girl, 44, has said more must be done to aid those in the armed forces dealing with the condition in the wake of 31-year-old Corporal Ash Nickles' death.

Corporal Nickles, who was an Afghan War veteran, was found dead at his home wearing his ceremonial blues uniform and medals on November 22.

Struggles: Mel B has detailed her anger over the suicide of her former bodyguard who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his time in the Royal Marines (pictured together in November 2018)

Struggles: Mel B has detailed her anger over the suicide of her former bodyguard who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his time in the Royal Marines (pictured together in November 2018)

Just days before he was discovered the former Marine had sought help from two medical centres for his PTSD, however they both reportedly turned him down.

Following the news, Mel told the Mirror: '[It was] a damming indictment of the lack of help for those suffering PTSD who are in such desperate need'.

Mel went on to reveal that she and Ash discussed his PTSD at length as she also suffered due to an emotionally abusive marriage.

Help: The Spice Girl, 44, has said more must be done to aid those in the armed forces dealing with the condition in the wake of 31-year-old Corporal Ash Nickles' (pictured) death

Help: The Spice Girl, 44, has said more must be done to aid those in the armed forces dealing with the condition in the wake of 31-year-old Corporal Ash Nickles' (pictured) death

The father-of-one served in the forces for 12 years and apparently began to suffer with his mental health after leaving the Marines.

After being wounded during his time in Afghanistan, Ash was treated for PTSD and went

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