Soldier Sophia sets Afghan arrests record
‘A Royal Military Police officer in Afghanistan has broken the record for the highest number of arrests in a day.
L/Cpl Sophia Turner, 20, from Neath, arrested 17 insurgents posing as Afghan police in uniform.
They were driving a stolen police vehicle with bomb making equipment in Central Helmand.
“I’ve never heard of a single military police officer making so many arrests in one day,” said Sgt Paul Webber, the Royal Military Police (RMP).
“It’s definitely a record,” sais Sgt Webber, the RMP’s liaison officer for 2 SCOTS Battle Group.
L/Cpl Turner was on a patrol close to Lashkar Gah, when she was called to help with an operation with 156 Provost Company attached to 16 Air Assault Brigade.’
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