Metro today reports a soldier being arrested for attempting to murder his Pl Cdr with a pickaxe on Salisbury Plain yesterday. Scores of soldiers from the 1st Batt Queens Lancers saw the officer being battered over the head with the axe as he led training manouvres. The attack is alleged to have happened after a row between the officer and the Private. An MP arrested the man at the scene. The officer was airlifted to hospital in Salisbury suffering from serious head injuries, including one wound nearly 3 inches deep. A hospital spokesman said he was expected to make a full ercovery. Forensic experts are examining the scene of the attack.