Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bully Beefeater Was 'Stitched Up'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bully Beefeater Was 'Stitched Up'

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Byline: Peter Dominiczak

THE family of a Beefeater sacked for bullying a woman colleague today claimed he had been "stitched up".

Former Grenadier Guardsman Mark Sanders-Crook, 44, was one of two Beefeaters dismissed for an alleged campaign of bullying against Moira Cameron, 44, the first woman Beefeater in the Tower's 1,000-year history. Tower authorities launched an internal inquiry last month after Ms Cameron allegedly had her Wikipedia entry tampered with, her uniform defaced and abusive notes left in her locker. A second Beefeater, Bob Brown, 57, was dismissed but the case against a third was not proven.

Mr Sanders-Crook was the first Beefeater in the Tower's history to follow in the footsteps of his father, who worked there from 1983 to 2000, when he was sworn in in 2005. His mother Maureen said: "He spent 22 years in the Army and he was the most decorated soldier at the Tower.

"He has been charged with not talking to Moira outside working hours. …

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