Mark interviewed for The Sunday Times, 16th November 2014 issue
Mark assisted The Sunday Times by reviewing information concerning the death of a Welsh Guards Officer shot in Afghanistan in 2009. Lieutenant Mark Evison, 26, was fatally wounded when he was struck in the back by two bullets near his Haji Alem base in Helmand province, after his patrol came under attack from the Taliban. The Times reported:
Mark Mastaglio of Forensic Firearms Consultancy said: “Given the amount of fire put down by the GPMGs deployed and Lieutenant Evison’s position when he was shot, it seems entirely possible that the fatal shot that struck him in the back was a result of so- called friendly fire.
“Of course one cannot rule out the use by the Taliban of a suitable 7.62 x 51mm weapon, either their own or a captured one. However, I would have expected the inquest into Lieutenant Evison’s death to have thoroughly explored these possible explanations.”