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Deputy commander of nuclear sub arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

THE deputy commander of a nuclear-armed submarine has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a subordinate.

The Navy officer was stripped of his post and frog-marched off base pending an investigation.

The deputy commander of a nuclear-armed sub has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a subordinate

The deputy commander of a nuclear-armed sub has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a subordinateCredit: EPA

The sub’s Executive Officer was accused of assaulting a junior male rating in the latest sex abuse scandal to rock the silent service.

A source said the lieutenant commander was “removed from the submarine without prejudice while investigations continue” and he was helping Royal Navy police with their inquiries.

A Navy spokesman said: “It would not be appropriate to comment.”

It comes days after the head of the Navy Admiral Sir Ben Key ordered an inquiry into “abhorrent” allegations of decade-long abuse on nuclear submarines.