Redcap’s mum seeks new inquiry at High Court

HIGH COURT BID ... Pat Long wants a new independent inquiry into the death of her Redcap son Paul, below.

HIGH COURT BID ... Pat Long wants a new independent inquiry into the death of her Redcap son Paul, below.

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THE mother of a South Shields soldier killed by an armed mob in Iraq while on active service today asked the High Court to rule that she is entitled to a new independent inquiry into his death.

Patricia Long, from Hebburn, stared at a photograph of her smiling son held in her lap while judges in London were told how he died on June 24, 2003, with five Royal Military Police colleagues.

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Undated Ministry of Defence handout photo of Corporal Paul Long, 24, one of six Red Caps murdered when about 400 Iraqis attacked a police station in Majar al-Kabir, Maysan, southern Iraq, in June 2003. The mother of the British military policeman killed by a mob in Iraq is planning legal action to force the Ministry of Defence to hold a public inquiry into his death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 27, 2012. Cpl Long's mother Pat, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, believes those reviews were inadequate and said she still has unanswered questions about what happened to her son. Her legal team, from Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers, has now written to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond calling for a fresh inquiry and warning that they could bring a judicial review challenge in the High Court. See PA story LEGAL RedCaps. Photo credit should read: MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire 

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Undated Ministry of Defence handout photo of Corporal Paul Long, 24, one of six Red Caps murdered when about 400 Iraqis attacked a police station in Majar al-Kabir, Maysan, southern Iraq, in June 2003. The mother of the British military policeman killed by a mob in Iraq is planning legal action to force the Ministry of Defence to hold a public inquiry into his death. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 27, 2012. Cpl Long's mother Pat, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, believes those reviews were inadequate and said she still has unanswered questions about what happened to her son. Her legal team, from Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers, has now written to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond calling for a fresh inquiry and warning that they could bring a judicial review challenge in the High Court. See PA story LEGAL RedCaps. Photo credit should read: MoD/Crown Copyright/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for

Corporal Paul Long, 24, and the other RMP officers had been sent to a police station in Majar-al-Kabir in south-east Iraq to meet local police they had been tasked to develop when the station was surrounded and attacked.

 

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