More soldiers could face charges as new evidence came to light about British soldiers’ brutal treatment of prisoners in Iraq.
A number of soldiers have already been suspended in the wake of a report yesterday which condemned the British army for the "violent and cowardly abuse" which resulted in the death of innocent civilian Baha Mousa.
Defence secretary Liam Fox (pictured) revealed that Ministry of Defence inquiries "are revealing evidence of some concern" in other Iraqi abuse cases and said this could lead to further prosecutions.
"If any serviceman or woman, no matter the colour of uniform they wear, is found to have betrayed the values this country stands for and the standards we hold dear, they will be held to account," he said.
Army boss General Sir Peter Wall also confirmed that the force’s authorities will investigate if any other soldiers should be prosecuted as a result of the inquiries shocking revelations.
The report found that troops from 1st Battalion Queen's Lancashire Regiment inflicted "gratuitous" violence on a group of 10 Iraqi civilians including Mousa.
Mousa had sustained 93 injuries when he died in army custody in Basra in 2003.
The Ministry of Defence have paid £2.8m in compensation to Mousa's relatives and the nine other Iraqi detainees held in Basra.