Operation Northmoor shut down – why the secrecy?

he Defence Secretary was last night accused of a cover-up after it emerged a £10million probe into Afghan veterans was secretly closed down a year ago.

Operation Northmoor was ended by the provost marshal heading the Royal Military Police investigation last summer, according to a defence source.

At its height, the special police unit was examining 675 criminal allegations made by 159 separate complainants. Despite years of investigations – and £10million of taxpayers’ money – not one soldier will be prosecuted.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday that it was concluded last year that ‘all reasonable and proportionate lines of enquiry had been fully pursued’.

Quite simply, the MoD’s conduct breaks all moral and ethical codes. Has the MoD forgotten that the Armed Forces Covenant exists? Not to mention the duty of care it owes to service personnel and veterans – and their Human Rights.

At Hilary Meredith Solicitors, we are reviewing this situation and considering legal action on behalf of those wrongly accused to stop this appalling situation from ever being allowed to happen again.

Hilary Meredith