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Three arrests for alleged false accounts against McGrail

Three former and serving Royal Gibraltar Police officers were arrested on Thursday for allegedly giving false statements used to support claims against former police Commissioner Ian McGrail.

The RGP confirmed a serving officer, aged 34, and two former officers, aged 47 and 40, were arrested at around 7am on Thursday morning.

“They were arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice in relation to alleged false accounts that were given against former Commissioner Ian McGrail and another RGP officer following an incident in 2015,” the RGP said.

On Thursday afternoon the three men remained in police custody in New Mole House Police Station.

This follows two prior arrests last month in relation to this investigation.

Last month a 36-year-old former RGP officer arrested on suspicion of forgery, copying a false instrument, using a false instrument and using a copy of a false instrument.

At the time the RGP said this arrest relateed to an alleged fabricated entry in an official police note book at New Mole House which supported an allegation against former Commissioner Ian McGrail and another RGP officer regarding an incident in 2015.

A 36-year old serving officer was also arrested while at work in one of the RGP’s stations last month.

This arrest related to an alleged false statement that was made in November of last year about an incident that occurred in 2015.

An RGP spokesman confirmed none of the five men have been charged.

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