Australian Federal Police (AFP) have confirmed during a Senate inquiry that a new investigation has been launched into allegations linked to Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith.
- The AFP says it is looking into “aspects” of the media reports
- It says the material was passed on by the journalist who produced the story
- Mr Roberts-Smith denies that he engaged in any unlawful conduct
AFP Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney was asked a series of questions when he appeared before a parliamentary hearing about a Nine Network report that claimed the SAS veteran buried USB drives in his backyard.
The Channel Nine report alleged they contained compromising material relating to his time in Afghanistan and he was hiding them from police…