Weapon and missile parts are part of a £1.4m haul of stolen military equipment which has been recovered in the last four years a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.

The FOI found military police recovered many items after they had been listed on online auction website eBay.

The Sun report:

The Operation Embroil military police team that trawls the internet has made 102 arrests since 2008 — but secured only 25 convictions.

Last year Thomas Biddlestone, 26, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, was convicted of selling £58,000 worth of MoD kit on eBay — but avoided jail.

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