Submariner charged with murder
A Royal Navy serviceman has been charged with the murder of a colleague on board a nuclear submarine, police said.
Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux, 36, was fatally shot on board HMS Astute as it was docked in Southampton, Hampshire, on Friday.
A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said Able Seaman Ryan Samuel Donovan, 22, has been charged with his murder along with the attempted murders of Petty Officer Christopher Brown, 36, Chief Petty Officer David McCoy, 37, and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hodge, 45.
Nick Hawkins, chief Crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wessex, said: "I have been working closely with Hampshire Constabulary and now have authorised them to charge Ryan Samuel Donovan with Ian Molyneux's murder and with the attempted murder of Christopher Brown, David McCoy, and Christopher Hodge.
"Having reviewed the evidence, I am satisfied that there is sufficient to charge him, and that it is in the public interest to do so."
Lt Cdr Molyneux's widow, Gillian, paid an emotional tribute to her late husband on Saturday, describing the father of four as "utterly devoted to his family".
She added: "Everything he did was for us. He was very proud to be an officer in the Royal Navy Submarine Service."
The shootings took place as local dignitaries, including the city council's mayor, chief executive and leader, were being given a tour of the submarine while it was berthed at the Eastern Docks on a five-day official visit to the city.
Donovan, of Hillside Road, Dartford, Kent, is in custody and will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Monday.