Man charged with two counts of torture during Nepal conflict

A man has been charged with two counts of torture allegedly perpetrated during the Nepal Civil War, police said.

Kumar Lama, 46, of St Peters Road in St Leonards-on-sea, was arrested by Metropolitan Police counter terror officers on Thursday.

He is charged with the torture of two people at the Gorusinghe Army Barracks in Kapilvastu, Nepal between 15 April and 31 October 2005.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 5 January.