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Former Afghan vets working to break the cycle of ex-soldiers getting put behind bars

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A former Afghanistan vet who got sucked into crime is now going back to prison to help stop the cycle of ex-servicemen getting put behind bars.

Darren Wright - who spent 11 years in prison for kidnapping as part of a gang - is targeting prisons in the next stage of his mission to help ex-soldiers train as HGV drivers.

His charity, Veterans Into Logistics, has already helped so many coming out of the army retrain and earn a good living - but now he wants to help those who have already made the same mistakes he did by upskilling current prisoners.

The former gunner and paratrooper for the Royal Artillery turned charity founder is now making presentations to different prisons in the UK to let him provide training for his fellow vets so they can gain employment upon their release. “We are looking to upskill them,” the former Middleton's Langley Estate lad said. READ MORE: Manchester City star Jack Grealish had consensual sex with woman allegedly raped by Benjamin Mendy's co-accused, jury hears “We want to train them up so when they leave they leave with a job offer.

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