Raids for Gulf War papers

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HOMES OF two Gulf War veterans were raided yesterday by Ministry of Defence police trying to recover documents that allegedly reveal a secret military testing programme for depleted uranium (DU) poisoning on British soldiers.

The National Gulf War Veterans and Families' Association said Ray Bristow's home in Hull and Andy Honer's home in Essex were targeted after the association obtained paperwork purportedly referring to tests at the Government's research establishment at Portland Down. The MoD has previously denied it has carried out any DU tests on soldiers.

Last month The Independent on Sunday revealed Mr Bristow, a former army medic, was the first British soldier to test positive for DU poisoning.

Nobody was available for comment from the MoD Police last night.