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Bullying among factors in suicide of military policewoman

Bullying, the "lingering" mental effects of an alleged rape, "work-related despair" and a romantic break-up were all factors in the death of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement who committed suicide in an Army barracks, an inquest has ruled.

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Soldier 'devastated' alleged rapists 'got away with it'

A Royal Military Police officer who was found hanging in her barracks was "absolutely devastated" by the decision by military investigators not to prosecute the two soldiers she claimed had raped her, her sister told an inquest into her death.

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Sharon Hardy described how her sister stayed with her following the alleged incident, and was "absolutely traumatised."

She said her experience became more devastating when she was bullied.

She was absolutely traumatised. She was devastated. She told me that the girls had started to turn on her.

Cpl Ellement was "could not believe" prosecutors decided not to charge the two colleagues. Mrs Hardy said her sister wanted justice and could not cope with the idea the allegations were not being taken seriously.

Anne-Marie was absolutely devastated. She could not believe it.

She was 110% certain what had happened to her and her being in the Royal Military Police and the fact they were not taking her allegations seriously.

She said to me 'Justice is s***. They got away with it. They are trying to uphold the law but they have got away with it'.

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