Maj Gen Matthew Holmes had firearm seized from home days before death

Maj Gen Matthew Holmes had firearm seized from home days before death

Maj Gen Matthew Holmes had firearm seized from home days before death - Published A licensed firearm was seized by police from the home of the former head of the Royal Marines days before his death. An inquest heard Maj Gen Matthew Holmes died as a result of hanging, and had concerns about his marriage and career. Hampshire Constabulary said an armed unit attended his family home on 22 September. The 54-year-old served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and was Commandant General Royal Marines from 2019 until April. A force spokeswoman said officers were sent to the scene in Winchester, Hampshire, following a "concern for welfare" call. She added: "A licensed firearm was seized. "No threats were made to any other person in relation to this incident, and …
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