A Stevenston councillor is calling on veterans to protest against the UK Government’s plans to reinvestigate British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland.

Jimmy Miller, who was involved in the British Forces’ Operation Banner during the Troubles, fears that he and fellow veterans could get “a knock on the door”.

The former Royal Scots Grey said: “I’m asking veterans to wear their medals in protest in the way the government’s handling this. I think it’s terrible they’re giving pardons to IRA suspects and they’re doing this to British soldiers.

“I could get a knock on my door any time, as could anyone involved in Operation Banner. I feel so angry about it and a lot of people are.

“It was my intention to go to the London Cenotaph this year in November but I’m asking veterans to go to their local ones instead.”