Nato have today confirmed that the expertise of the local constabulary in Rothbury, Northumberland will be used in the major man hunt for the rogue Afgan Soldier who earlier this week killed three British soldiers in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. It is understood that the force will initially be acting as mentors to the SAS with the possibility of being deployed locally should circumstances require it.
Upon confirmation of their appointment, head of Northumberland Police, Peter Wilson was quoted as saying that “Nato were in urgent need of assistance from experienced specialists in single man searches, and, put simply, it’s what we do best”. When asked about the likelihood of finding the rogue soldier, Wilson went on to confirm that “with Rothbury’s Police Force on board, the net was definitely closing in”.
The Afghan media are also expected to confirm later today that they will be seeking advice from heads of the British Media as to the most effective and sensitive way of handling such an emotive and sensitive story.