New corruption trial for Army officer

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The jury trying a senior Army officer on corruption charges was discharged at London's Southwark Crown Court yesterday and a new trial ordered to begin today.

Major John Ewart, 51, of Dilton marsh in Wiltshire, was responsible for ordering food for the British garrison in Berlin, denies taking "well over" pounds 100,000 in "backhanders" in return for feeding lucrative contracts to a British company.