Film of soldiers body on ebay

Front page of todays Metro :pissedoff:

Film of soldier’s body on eBay
Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A film showing the naked corpse of a British serviceman killed in Iraq was put up for sale on eBay, it emerged yesterday.

The grisly footage showed Flt Lieut Paul Pardoel, who died with nine others when their RAF Hercules was shot down near Baghdad in January 2005.

Coalition forces took 60 hours to secure the crash site, a coroner's court was told yesterday.

A lawyer for Flt Lieut Pardoel's widow, Kellie Merritt, said insurgents were left to pick over the site – about 32km from a US air base – and take film footage to use as propaganda.

Ms Merritt later learned that footage of her 35-year-old husband's body, stripped naked by insurgents, was being offered for sale on the auction website.

Her lawyer, Bernard Collaery, told a hearing into the crash: 'My client was in a position of finding film of her husband's body being sold on eBay.

'There must be someone who can explain to my client why the crash site was not secured.'

It is understood police traced the seller of the offending footage to an address in Scotland.

The hearing in Devizes, Wiltshire, was to discuss an inquest into the crash, which is due to be held in September.

Afterwards, Ms Merritt refused to comment on the video but said: 'I'm happy with today's discussions. I'm confident there will be an open inquiry.'

The MoD said: 'Coalition forces were at the scene of the crash within 30 minutes.'
If this is true, the barstewards want stringing up slowly :pissedoff:
Coalition forces took 60 hours to secure the crash site, a coroner's court was told yesterday.

The MoD said: 'Coalition forces were at the scene of the crash within 30 minutes.'
Well some fcuker is lying.

Hope the inquest manages to find out the truth.

Oh and the sick cnut who was selling the film - make him star in his own version.

Edited to add. Both of those statements might actually be true.
They had troops there in 30 mins but the site was left wide open for 60 hours. Spin Spin Spin. :pissedoff:
At a loss for words! This sickens me to the very core.
I am truly hoping that the paper's got its wires twisted.
Funny thing is, it took a very long time for investigators to actually identify a lot of the bodies/parts due to the state of them being dismembered etc in the crash.
IIRC, the site was secured quickly and the casualties (as well as some kit) were removed soon after. The site itself was abandoned on and off due to the area being thick with insurgents (and locals looted it), but the dead certainly weren't left there 60hrs!
.... and someone should tell the Metro that he wasn't a soldier!! Like many 'regiments' the RAF are actually quite proud of being called airmen.
Lost for words
what kind of ejict would sell........... he needs a visit for sure :pissedoff:
I am truely lost for words , I flew with Pards for years and was proud to know him . I got a phone call to say this story was breaking on the news here and sat in stunned disbelief , Paul's Dad looked a broken man . I would love to meet up with the CNut selling the video and start our full and frank discussion by giving them a battery acid enema.

Shattered is how I feel.
that poor mans family,how the hell do you cope with something like this.The sick b*stard selling it needs a visit!
Totally lost for words & utterly shocked!

This is sickening, I hope this ebay fcukwits name & address is made available in the public domain. :pissedoff:
just his ebay account name for starters anyone able to trak it down
Chaps, please PM me any addy info you find for this subhuman.

Thanks in advance.

Does anyone know the sellers user name on ebay? Can't log on the site from here, but his user name can be passed around.
its gone.
Sadly I am no longer surprised at the depths to which some people can sink.