The Royal Military Police have today arrested seven Royal Marines on suspicion of murder. The arrests relate to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011. The incident followed an engagement with an insurgent: there were no civilians involved.
The investigation will now be taken forward and dealt with by the Service Justice system.
These arrests demonstrate the Department and the Armed Forces’ determination to ensure UK personnel act in accordance with their Rules of Engagement and our standards. It would be inappropriate to make any further comment while the investigation is underway.
Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder in relation to an alleged incident in Afghanistan in 2011.
Military police have arrested seven Royal Marines on suspicion of murder over an incident in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.