Soldier held over ammunition sale

#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...

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."
From the beeb.
 
#5
armchair_jihad said:
Any chance of a cut n paste? Usual probs with the BBC and China firewall
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
 
#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
army-hopeful said:
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? :)
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!!!
 

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#12
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:
 
#17
i remember doin basic at strensall in 76..
we had a lad from the isle of man who was found sellin 7.62 rounds to his mates over there..
NO GUESSES WERE THEY WERE GOIN TO END UP..
 
#18
"may i remind you that it an offence in both military and civilian courts to remove any live rounds, blank rounds, empty cases, pyrotechnics or parts there-of from this range/ training area. *check pouches* If at a later date you do find said items on your person hand them to myself or a responsible NCO or Officer and no more (may) be said."

how many times have we all heard it?
if found guilty, he's got no defence.
 
#19
I HAVE NO LIVE ROUNDS OR EMPTY CASES IN MY POSSESION SIR..

oohhh..

BIN A LONG TIME SINCE I SAID THAT..
 
#20
Why was he arrested by civpol? surely if the ammo was stolen from the army, then its a military issue to deal with and should be investigated, tried and punished accordingly?
 

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