Anyone know her, picked this up this evening from the BBC web site. R. Spy wins compensation in sex case Leah Mates Cpl Mates had made 43 allegations of discrimination A female special forces spy has been awarded Â£12,000 in compensation after winning part of a sexual discrimination case against the Army. Cpl Leah Mates, of Calne, Wiltshire, had claimed Â£686,000. She made 43 allegations, spanning her 10-year service career beginning in September 1995. An Employment Tribunal ruled she had proved 12 allegations and awarded compensation for six. The Ministry of Defence had contested the claims. The majority of her complaints relate to Cpl Mates' time in the Signal Regiment of the Army's 3 Division, which she joined in April 1997. Allegations relating to her time with Special Forces in Northern Ireland were heard in secret at the end of the case. Insulting graffiti Her legal representative William Mackenzie said she was "still digesting the news at the moment". The successful claims related to face being placed on a shooting target in Northern Ireland as well as for insulting graffiti, including phrases such as "Leah's a dog" scratched on guard posts and desks. Another successful compensation claim was for a colleague attempting to prevent Cpl Mates from attending a rounders competition. Although a further six claims had been proved, they were before the March 2001 time limit imposed by the Employment Tribunal and no compensation could be paid for them. These allegations were that in 1999 - while on deployment in Kosovo as part of the Signal Regiment of 3 Division - a male soldier masturbated and said her name in a tent shared with her and about seven other male soldiers, Mr Williams said. Kosovo incidents The soldier, Cpl Stewart Milligan, at the tribunal, denied the alleged sex act, claiming it had been an immature joke. The other claims included allegations that the soldier also touched her inappropriately as she entered a vehicle in Kosovo and that comments about the size of her breasts were made by her fellow soldiers. She also successfully proved that an internal Army letter was read out in the sergeants' mess at Bulford Camp in Wiltshire, while Cpl Mates was in Kosovo, which stated it had been proved that she was not a lesbian. The final successful claim was that female toilets used by Cpl Mates had had clingfilm placed over them.