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G4S ‘baby killer’ gives Olympic archery it’s Joan of Arc moment

by | 30th, July 2012

TO Lord’s cricket ground where an “Asian” G4S worker providing security for the archers has called a soldier, a veteran of the Afghan war, a “baby killer”. He then spits at him. The Sun adds that the soldier, from the 35 Engineers, had asked to search the guard. Why? We don’t know.

It’s a horrible story. The guard is an obnoxious thug. But a soldier whose seen live action on the battle field can take bit of name calling, surely. Or not. The Sun call upon ex-Helmand commander Colonel Richard Kemp to thunder:

“This is an absolute disgrace. A soldier shouldn’t have to put up with this terrible insult. If there’s any possibility of a prosecution, then it should go ahead.”

A soldier who gets shot at as part of his job should not have to put up with being insulted? Well, no. But has one idiot upset him all that much?  A spokesman for G4S, whose lack of staff necessitated that the Army step in to sill the breach, adds:

“We are urgently investigating allegations that a security officer spat on the ground in front of a soldier and insulted him after he was searched. We do not tolerate insulting behaviour and where necessary appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”

It’s a great pity, of course,

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