|Baron Macdonald of River Glaven, QC|
Lord [Kenneth] Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, called for an independent judicial inquiry to examine whether the investigation into allegations of “serial murders” by the SAS had been deliberately impeded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the military.
In a statement to The Sunday Times this weekend, Macdonald said: “Soldiers in theatre face extreme stress and danger on our behalf and this is not to be forgotten. But allegations of summary military executions and the falsification of evidence to cover up serial murder are matters that any civilised society is bound to investigate robustly.
“It would be a major scandal and without precedent if the MoD has intervened deliberately to subvert this process. In doing so, they would foolishly risk the reputation of the British Army.
“Only a judicial inquiry is now likely to be able to determine whether this investigation had really run its course, or whether the truth is that it was deliberately stymied by a combination of the MoD and military establishment.”