IHAT – more stories emerge

There are yet more shocking, but entirely believable, stories about the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) in the media today.

The Telegraph is reporting that a highly commended former Army officer praised for her work in Iraq was arrested and physically restrained in her own home during a dawn raid by officers investigating historical abuses by British troops.

The Ministry of Defence has paid compensation to Rachel Webster after she was roughly treated and left shocked and humiliated by her wrongful arrest.

The payout is believed to be the first time the Ministry of Defence has offered compensation to serving or former personnel affected by its controversial inquiries into alleged abuses dating back more than a decade.

It comes days after it was reported that three servicemen – including a decorated major for whom I am acting – face prosecution for manslaughter over the death of an Iraqi teenager 13 years ago in a betrayal of British veterans.  Link to previous blog.

Hilary Meredith