Soldiers charged with Cyprus murder

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THREE British soldiers were charged in Cyprus yesterday with the premeditated murder of a young Danish tour guide after abducting and conspiring to rape her.

Riflemen Alan Ford, Justin Fowler and Jeff Pernell, all serving with the First Battalion Royal Greenjackets, are accused of snatching 23-year- old Louisa Jensen near the tourist resort of Ayia Napa on September 13. Her body was found in a shallow grave in nearby Paralimni.

Ford, 26, of Birmingham, Pernell, 23, of Oldbury, West Midlands, and Fowler, 26, of Falmouth, Cornwall, were remanded in custody.

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