Guidance

Service Police Legacy Investigations

SPLI investigations into the remaining allegations made by Iraqi civilians of serious criminal behaviour by UK Armed Forces in Iraq.

Service Police Legacy Investigations (SPLI), led by a senior Royal Navy Police Officer is meeting the government’s legal duty to investigate the remaining allegations made by Iraqi civilians of serious criminal behaviour by UK armed forces in Iraq.

In February 2017, the Secretary of State for Defence announced that the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) would close and any remaining Iraq legacy investigations would be reintegrated into the service police system. SPLI took over these remaining investigations at the beginning of July 2017. Cases that were closed, or in the process of being closed, before, and up to, 30 June 2017 will be updated on the former IHAT website.

What work is SPLI carrying out?

Service personnel, made up of Royal Navy Police and Royal Air Force Police, will consider any remaining legacy investigations which look at the alleged behaviour of UK armed forces in Iraq from 2003 to 2009.

Information for service and veteran witnesses

Guidance is available for Service and Veteran witnesses.

Information for complainants

Complainants can find information about SPLI’s investigations this document (PDF, 72.5KB, 1 page) and in this table (PDF, 398KB, 36 pages).

SPLI Privacy Notice

SPLI take data protection very seriously. We aim to ensure that your information is handled appropriately and as safely as possible, in accordance with Data Protection 2018 (DP18) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The SPLI Privacy Notice (PDF, 154KB, 7 pages) aims to provide you with information on how we do this, your rights, how to exercise them and how to make a complaint.

Work completed

Our work completed table will be published when available. The table will only show those cases that have closed after reaching full investigation and will only be updated once the claimant has been notified of the closure.

Quarterly reports

Making a complaint

If you wish to complain, please read our guidance document (PDF, 128KB, 2 pages).

Contact us

You can write to Service Police Legacy Investigations at the following address:

SPLI
Building 398
Trenchard Lines
Upavon
Wiltshire
SN9 6BE

You can also contact us:

By telephone: 01980 615958

By email: spli-ops-support-team@mod.gov.uk

Published 8 August 2017
Last updated 6 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the contact number and address.

  2. Added the Quarterly for April to June 2020.

  3. Updated the information for complainants table.

  4. Added 5 Arabic report translations.

  5. Added the SPLI quarterly update: 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.

  6. Updated Information for complainants table as of 22 April 2020.

  7. Added 5 Quarterly reports in Arabic and added the SPLI privacy notice.

  8. Addition of: SPLI quarterly update: 1 October to 31 December 2019.

  9. Replacement guidance page for making a complaint including Arabic information added.

  10. Added the SPLI quarterly update: 30 June to 30 September 2019.

  11. Added the SPLI quarterly update: 31 March to 30 June 2019.

  12. Updated the information for complainants table.

  13. Added the SPLI Quarterly report for 1 January to 31 March 2019.

  14. Added SPLI quarterly update: 30 September to 31 December 2018

  15. Updated information for complainants table

  16. Updated information for complainants table

  17. Updated information for complainants document.

  18. Updated contact details.

  19. Added translation

  20. Added SPLI quarterly update: 1 July to 30 September 2018 and updated the SPLI Information for complainants table.

  21. Updated the information for complainants table.

  22. Updated the complainants table and information for September 2018.

  23. Updated the information for complainants table.

  24. Added the Quarterly Report dated 1 April to 30 June 2018.

  25. Updated the information complainants table.

  26. Added SPLI Quarterly Update: 1 January to 31 March 2018.

  27. Added SPLI Quarterly Reports for 1 July to 31 December 2017.

  28. Updated table for 'Information for complainants' section.

  29. First published.