By Damien Gayle
September 3, 2011
Police investigating an alleged paedophile ring at Windsor Castle have arrested a second soldier from the Queen’s elite Household Cavalry.
Detectives raided the home of Lance Corporal Mark Neal, 28, on the Broom Farm Estate, Windsor, yards from the home of child rape suspect Lance Corporal of Horse Simon Davies.
Neal, who has guarded the Queen and was decorated for his service in Afghanistan, was away on exercise 90 miles away at a tank training range in Bovington, Dorset.
Detectives have questioned him on suspicion of conspiracy to sexually assault a child and possessing indecent images, the Sun reported.
Neal’s arrest comes just a week after his colleague Davies, 37, who lives just 100 yards away on the same estate, appeared in court charged with raping a pre-teen girl