Australian federal police investigating fresh allegations against ex-soldier Ben Roberts-Smith

Australian federal police investigating fresh allegations against ex-soldier Ben Roberts-Smith

The Guardian

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Roberts-Smith says the allegation he buried classified information regarding Afghanistan in his backyard ‘is false’

The Australian federal police has launched a fresh investigation into former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith after it was alleged he buried sensitive material in his backyard and attempted to intimidate a witness in an active investigation into war crimes.

The AFP deputy commissioner, Ian McCartney, told a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday that police had opened an investigation into the new allegations.

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