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 Post subject: 'Flawed' probe into Army instructors' abuse halted.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:46 pm 
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Hi,

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-43458416

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"One of the biggest investigations into the alleged abuse of teenage Army recruits in Britain has collapsed.

Sixteen instructors at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, were accused of slapping and punching 28 recruits.

A judge branded the three-year Royal Military Police (RMP) probe "seriously flawed" as he halted the first of three courts martial.

There are now calls for senior RMP officers to be investigated.

"'Startling' assumptions

The courts martial at Bulford, Wiltshire, collapsed after eight days when the prosecution offered no evidence in 24 of the 31 charges faced by the first 10 defendants.

Five were cleared and Assistant Judge Advocate General Alan Large halted proceedings against the remaining five, ruling they could not get a fair trial.

The prosecution indicated it would offer no evidence against a further six instructors due to go on trial next month.

It emerged the RMP officer leading the investigation, Capt Teresa Spanton, did not question eyewitnesses because she thought they would lie.

"The decision not to interview, at any stage during a very long inquiry, such highly relevant eyewitnesses is a very serious breach of the duty upon police officers to investigate a case fairly and objectively," the judge said.

He said her assumptions were "frankly startling".
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"It emerged the RMP officer leading the investigation, Capt Teresa Spanton, did not question eyewitnesses because she thought they would lie."
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WTF ?

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 Post subject: Re: 'Flawed' probe into Army instructors' abuse halted.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:14 pm 
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So she should now be subject to a court martial. Makes you wonder how the proceedings even got to court martial stage.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:20 pm 
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Yeah, how the fuck did it get to court martial without any evidence to back up the charges being made against the soldiers...

Sounds to me like Teresa fucking Spanton should be busted to acting, unpaid, unwanted and thrown out with a rider that she not be allowed to serve in any civilian police force except, perhaps, North Korea...

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She would make a great Prime Minister .


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Is she cute?

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