A former British Army officer said he is “broken” after learning he is being investigated for the eighth time over the death of an Iraqi teenager 15 years ago.
Major Robert Campbell, of the Royal Engineers, told the Telegraph he will face another official inquiry into his conduct in 2003 following the death of 19-year-old Said Shabram.
Major Campbell and two colleagues were investigated after Mr Shabram drowned in a river but the Army Prosecuting Authority did not press charges.
News of the latest inquiry comes just weeks after Major Campbell, who specialises in ordnance disposal, received a medal for good conduct and long service.
Following the revelation Major Campbell would face an eight investigation, MP for Plymouth Moor View Johnny Mercer tweeted: “This is not acceptable now, as it wasn’t when we were getting rid of that.
“I do not accept that the UK Government cannot protect it’s soldiers from experiences like this. If we have to go again, we will go again.”
Mr Shabram’s death is to be investigated by the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) – a government funded body that describes itself as “a form of inquest and judicial inquiry”.
It says on its website its task is to determine the circumstances in which a death occurred and is not concerned with deciding criminal or civil liability