Friday, July 19, 2024

UK soldier shot dead during night-time live fire exercise in Northumberland

The UK serviceman of  suffered a serious head wound after being shot on Monday night and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. That was reported by

Police were called around 23:15 BST to reports a soldier had been shot on the military ranges at Otterburn in Northumberland during a live firing exercise.

An MOD spokesman said the Defence Safety Authority was investigating. It said there were no details on whether any other personnel were involved.

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning said his thoughts were with the soldier’s family, friends and colleagues “at this difficult time”.


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