Soldier held over ammunition sale

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  1. Grrrrr! :x


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/6727073.stm

    Soldier held over ammunition sale

    A soldier has been arrested at an army barracks by Metropolitan Police officers as part of an investigation into the sale of ammunition.
    The 27-year-old private was arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition at Baker Barracks in Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire.

    Police said the arrest followed the sale of 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition in the Chichester area of West Sussex.

    The ammunition had originally been issued by the army.

    'Profit from misery'

    Operation Trident officers, who investigate incidents involving the supply of firearms or ammunition, believe the rounds may have been intended for sale in London.

    Det Sgt Neil Lennon, of Operation Trident, said: "The ammunition we believe this soldier was selling would have been compatible with a number of types of firearms.

    "It would undoubtedly have the potential to have an extremely harmful effect on a number of communities, and Trident remains committed to tackling those who seek to profit from the misery of others."

    The soldier, who has not yet been named, is being held in custody in the Chichester area and is expected to be questioned later.

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "A soldier was arrested at Thorney Island on firearms related charges.

    "The Metropolitan Police are leading this investigation and it would be inappropriate for the MoD to make any further comment."

     
  2. Any chance of a cut n paste? Usual probs with the BBC and China firewall
     
  3. armchair_jihad...

    From the beeb.
     
  4. Edited because someone beat me to it.
     
  5. Soldier held over ammunition sale
    A soldier has been arrested at an army barracks by Metropolitan Police officers as part of an investigation into the sale of ammunition.
    The 27-year-old private was arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition at Baker Barracks in Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hampshire.

    Police said the arrest followed the sale of 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition in the Chichester area of West Sussex.

    The ammunition had originally been issued by the army.

    'Profit from misery'

    Operation Trident officers, who investigate incidents involving the supply of firearms or ammunition, believe the rounds may have been intended for sale in London.

    Det Sgt Neil Lennon, of Operation Trident, said: "The ammunition we believe this soldier was selling would have been compatible with a number of types of firearms.

    "It would undoubtedly have the potential to have an extremely harmful effect on a number of communities, and Trident remains committed to tackling those who seek to profit from the misery of others."

    The soldier, who has not yet been named, is being held in custody in the Chichester area and is expected to be questioned later.

    A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "A soldier was arrested at Thorney Island on firearms related charges.

    "The Metropolitan Police are leading this investigation and it would be inappropriate for the MoD to make any fur
     
  6. Fcuk me A-J youv'e started something now :D :D :D
     
  7. Cheers lads!
     
  8. Three cut and pastes. We love you armchair_jihad. :thumleft:

    Blogg, what's your opinion on this? The "Grrrr" could be taken as anger towards the bloke arrested, or anger about his arrest, or merely constipation? :)
     
  9. This will probably get locked.

    On-going investigation and all that...
     
  10. First option. If guilty as charged he is, despite being a first class idiot, beneath contempt.
     
  11. Hmmmm.... any mention of the unit he was from (grapevine) pm me... I have this sneaky feeling!!!
     
  12. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    If he's guilty, he is indeed an utter fcuking scumbag and deserves some serious TLC to the anus, repeatedly for a long time in the glass-house.

    fcuking knobber! :evil:
     
  13. I can state quite categorically that he is not a member of the major unit based there but from a lodger unit.

    uqfegd

    pp
     
  14. I can't believe he/she would have contemplated getting away with it.
     
  15. "No brass, no ammo, Drill Sergeant!!!"

    NTM