Two Soldiers Charged With Murder

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  1. Just seen this on the BBC:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/4019199.stm

    Two soldiers charged with murder
    Two British soldiers have been charged with the murder of a woman in Tanzania, the MoD confirmed.
    Nigel Moffett, 23, and Brett Mallinson, 20, appeared before Kisutu Resident Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with the murder of Conjesta Ulikaye.

    Both soldiers were serving as troopers in the Light Dragoons regiment which is based at Swanton Morley, Norfolk.

    They were in Tanzania on an army adventure training exercise in November when the alleged murder took place.

    It is claimed the two men jointly murdered Ms Ulikaye on 10 November at the Silver Sands Beach Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam.

    Remanded in custody

    The pair did not enter a plea and the case was adjourned until 29 November when it is due to be heard before Tanzania's High Court.

    Mr Moffett and Mr Mallinson were remanded in custody.

    An MoD spokesman said the soldiers had arrived in Tanzania on 9 November and had been in the country for just one day when Ms Ulikaye was allegedly murdered on 10 November.

    "We can confirm two soldiers have been charged with the murder of a local woman in Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania," he said.

    "They have been remanded in custody in Tanzania while the local police carry out an investigation.

    "The two soldiers were on an adventure training exercise which involved climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

    "We are unable to comment on the investigation but we will be assisting police who are leading the inquiry."



    Naturally there is very little detail on what actually happened but we may have to wait until this goes to court.

    The question is will this episode effect other adventure training expeditions, especially those in the region (where there is some very fine climbing/trekking to be done).