Armed forces: concerns BAME personnel are ‘suffering in silence’

Military police have launched only 35 probes into racially aggravated crimes in five years

Military police have launched 35 investigations into racially aggravated crimes over the past five years, prompting warnings that many service personnel from BAME backgrounds are “suffering in silence”.

The number of military police investigations – which the Ministry of Defence has admitted is low – was revealed following a Freedom of Information Act by the Guardian and cover those conducted in the army, navy and air force since 2015.

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