Breath tests advised after Navy nuclear sub shooting

HMS Astute docked in Southampton Credit: ITV Meridian

A coroner has said he would recommend that random breath testing for Royal Navy personnel be implemented following the shooting dead of an officer by a drunk naval rating on a nuclear-powered submarine.

Southampton coroner Keith Wiseman told the end of the inquest into the death of Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux that he would write to the Navy with 18 areas it should look at.

Lt Cdr Molyneux was shot dead by Able Seaman Ryan Donovan, who was at least three times the drink-drive limit and on guard duty on HMS Astute in April 2011.