Police in Gibraltar have arrested three British service personnel on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
A number of MoD sites on the Rock were also searched.
In a statement the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) said:
“Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police have today, Wednesday the 1st of March, arrested three senior military officials and executed a number of search warrants at various MOD establishments. They have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and for conspiring to pervert the course of justice. The investigation concerns the events on the runway on Wednesday the 8thFebruary 2017. No further comment will be made at this time.”
In a statement to Forces News, the MoD have said:
“We can confirm that 3 service personnel have been arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police. As this relates to an ongoing investigation we cannot comment further at this time.”
The arrests follow a dramatic runway stand-off between the RAF and the Royal Gibraltar Police.
An RAF transport plane was reportedly prevented from taking off so a British serviceman could be questioned.
It was reported that officers wanted to question a man on board and to examine computer equipment belonging to him.
The A400M plane eventually took off, without the serviceman and his kit.
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