Widow Pays Tribute To Wigan Royal Navy Officer Shot Dead On Sub

Tributes have been paid to a Royal Navy crewman from Wigan who was shot dead on board a nuclear submarine.

The professionalism of 36-year-old Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux was also praised by his commanding officer. Police are continuing to hold a man over the shooting.

The father-of-four was killed during an attack on board HMS Astute as it was docked in Southampton, Hampshire, on Friday. A second officer, Lieutenant Commander Chris Hodge, was also injured and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Paying tribute to Lt Cdr Molyneux, his widow Gillian said: "Ian was utterly devoted to his family. Everything he did was for us. He was very proud to be an officer in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. He will live on in our four beautiful children.''

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