A DECISION on whether veterans can bring a case against the Government for radiation poisoning has been delayed.

Colchester’s Brian Torode is one of about 1,000 soldiers who believe they were poisoned by British nuclear testing in the 1950s.

The Government refutes this, despite other nations already paying out.

In 2009 a High Court judge decided the veterans had a right to be heard but the Court of Appeal overruled this and decided too long had passed.

The Supreme Court had been due to make a decision in March but Robin Prior, spokesman for Atomic Veterans, said this has now been delayed until May for more legal debates and wranglings.