British Soldier Held On Suspicion Of Murder

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  1. A serving British soldier, on leave from Afghanistan, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    The Manchester Evening News reports that it follows the death of Leanna McNuff, 24, who was stabbed to death at her home in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, on Sunday night.
    A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody.
    Ms McNuff lived on Mellor Street with her four-year-old son Jayden - he is believed to have been in the property at the time.
    Military officials said the soldier serves with the Duke of Lancaster Regiment 1st Battalion, based in North Yorkshire.
    On March 6 Sergeant Nigel Coupe, from the same regiment, was one of six soldiers who was killed when their Warrior vehicle struck a huge roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.
    A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "We can confirm that on 11 March 2012, a serving soldier from 1 Lancs has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
    "The soldier has been remanded in police custody until he appears in court at a date to be confirmed.
    "The matter is subject to an ongoing civil police investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further whilst this is ongoing."
    More to follow...

    Serving Soldier From Duke Of Lancaster Regiment 1st Battalion Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder | UK News | Sky News
  2. Yep ones already been locked!
  3. Apparently, her Facebook account was hacked with a status update 'Sleeping around,' as reported in the news. He didn't take too kindly to that.

    You have to ask the question about decompression. Theoretically, a soldier could serve 5 months 'war fighting,' then go on R&R, serve another 2 weeks (possibly Bastion based/handover) and then deemed he requires the Cyprus stop after!
  4. He wasn't on RnR.

    The MoD has confirmed the soldier was not on leave from Afghanistan.
  5. Right! Stone him...