One British soldier has been fined and another has had his rank reduced at a court martial after admitting abusing civilians in Afghanistan.

One soldier admitted pulling an Afghan boy's hand towards his crotch at the hearing in Germany; the other admitted racially abusing an Afghan man.

Their patrol commander was cleared of failing to deal with the offences.

The three men have been granted anonymity amid fears naming them would endanger them and their families.

Great way to win hearts and minds.