MoD agrees to look again at rape cases in the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces rape cases could be heard in civilian courts, after the Ministry of Defence agreed to consider proposals following appeals by victims.

In a letter seen by The Daily Telegraph, it is stated that Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, “has decided to give fresh consideration” to a legal challenge brought by three women who claim that they were victims of rape while serving in the Armed Forces.

The women, two of whom are in the British Army and one who is in the Royal Navy, have begun legal action to prevent rape cases being heard in military courts.

They sought a judicial review after Mr Wallace announced in February that he would not act on the recommendation by Judge Shaun Lyons in his Service Justice System Review, that cases involving rape, murder and manslaughter in the UK be tried by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).