Danny Foster arriving at Portsmouth Court Martial (Image Solent News and Photo Agency)

Danny Foster arriving at Portsmouth Court Martial. (Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency)

Two Royal Marine corporals have been cleared at court-martial of ill-treating junior subordinates.

Corporal Danny Foster, 30, and Cpl Philip Beer, 34, had been accused of setting punishments for marines during a daily after-work gathering called "Family Time".

The two defendants were acquitted by a panel of senior officers following a week-long court martial at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Cpl Foster had denied two charges of ill-treatment of a subordinate and Cpl Beer had denied a single count of the same charge.

Philip Beer arriving at Portsmouth Court Martial (Image Solent News & Photo Agency)
Philip Beer arriving at Portsmouth Court Martial. (Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency)

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