MoS overturns secrecy order for soldier on sex charge

The Mail on Sunday yesterday named a former member of the SAS facing child sex offence charges after overturning an unusual Government secrecy order.

According to the MoS, corporal Ian Tuckley, 31, from Walsall, appeared in court in March facing numerous charges – including raping and indecently assaulting girls as young as six.

He could not be named because of a ‘secrecy order’applied for by an ‘interested party”, the MoS reported, thought to be the Minister of Defence.

The MoS reported that after a series of hearings, its application to have the gagging order lifted was successful.

It quotes Judge Alistair McCreath who described the order as ‘wholly Kafka-esque”.

Tuckley denies the charges and is due to stand trial along with another man next month.

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