Gibraltar’s military commander found dead

According to the Ser this morning, the commander of British military forces in Gibraltar was found dead and fully-clothed in his swimming pool this weekend.

The Ministry of Defence have confirmed the rumour that the commander, David White, was the subject of a police investigation in Britain and had been called back pending the results of the investigation. The Ministry has declined to give any further details about the nature of the investigation.

Sources from the Ministry of Defence said that his death was not being treated as suspicious, while the Cadena Ser quotes the chief of police in Gibraltar, Eddie Yome, as saying that it was improbable that White had died of natural causes.

The commander was the most senior member of Britain’s armed forces in Gibraltar after the governer whose role is symbolic.

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