Royal Navy serviceman murdered on night out in Sweden during military trip

Four people have been arrested after a Royal Navy serviceman was found dead following a night out in Sweden.

The 25-year-old Brit was reportedly on a night out with other members of the Armed Forces when he died.

He was with the HMS Albion ship, which arrived in the country for the Aurora 23 defence exercise which ran from April 17 to May 11.

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Local authorities have now launched a murder investigation, while the Ministry of Defence confirmed they are aware and are “assisting local authorities in their investigation”.

Swedish newspaper Expressen reported that the serviceman had ended up at a house in Solna along with several people from Sweden on the night he died.

The publication goes on to claim that among the four people arrested is another British serviceman who he had been out with on the night.

There were also three Swedes, aged in their 20s and 30s, who have been arrested.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence told MailOnline: "We are aware of an incident in Stockholm and we are assisting local authorities in their investigation.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further."

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A Royal Navy amphibious task force was in Sweden defending its coastline in a simulated invasion.

HMS Albion led the Littoral Response Group (North) (LRG) into the Baltic Sea for Exercise Aurora.

NATO stated of the Aurora 23 defence exercise: "Exercise Aurora is a Swedish national exercise with international participants, including NATO members.

"The exercise is an important opportunity working towards collective security in the region which sees participants practising against high-intensity scenario replicating potential threats.

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“The exercise will include fighter, transport and other support aircraft from Sweden, Finland, Poland, Portugal, the United States and the United Kingdom.

"Operating from bases in Sweden and around the Baltic Sea area missions flown throughout the exercise will train air defence, including both offensive and defensive air operations, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations as well as close air support and strike missions."


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