Ex-soldiers cleared of raping female colleague

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Two former soldiers have been acquitted of raping Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, who was found hanged in her barracks two years later.

Cpl Ellement died at Bulford Barracks in Wiltshire on October 9 2011, almost exactly two years after alleging that she was raped by two soldiers while stationed in Germany in November 2009.

Thomas Fulton and Jeremy Jones, both 28, insisted Cpl Ellement had engaged in a consensual threesome after drinking with them in the corporals' mess at the camp in Sennelager.

A seven-strong board of civil servants and senior military officers at Bulford Court Martial Centre found both Fulton and Jones not guilty of two charges of raping Cpl Ellement.