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Police clear hero Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG over allegation Fairfax/ABC publicised

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Six weeks after Mr Roberts-Smith was named in media reports as being the subject of a domestic violence complaint, ACT Police have written to him to advise he has no case to answer.

In a letter dated September 21 and addressed to Mark O’Brien, Mr Roberts-Smith’s lawyer, ACT Chief Police Officer Justine Saunders said police had looked at the allegation and were taking no further action.

“I write to inform you that ACT Policing has undertaken an investigation of the allegation and has concluded on the basis of available information (that) there is insufficient evidence to support any prosecution,’’ Ms Saunders wrote. “Consequently, ACT Policing will not be taking any further action in respect of this matter.’’

The letter is the latest instalment in what has been a murky investigation into Mr Roberts-Smith’s personal life and military service record, one that has played out in the pages of news­papers and courtrooms.

Mr Roberts-Smith has blamed a small group of disgruntled SASR troopers for running a malicious whispering campaign against him.

Last month, he instructed his lawyers to begin defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media after it published a magazine article accusing him of assaulting detainees while a trooper in Afghanistan, bullying fellow soldiers and committing an act of domestic violence against a woman with whom he had been in a relationship.