Soldier dies during training exercise

Police have confirmed that a soldier has died after being shot at a military training area in Northumberland.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23 August, 2016, 13:11

At around 11.15pm on Monday, August 22, police received a report that a soldier had been shot on the military ranges in 
Otterburn during a live firing exercise.

Emergency services attended and found that the male soldier had received a serious head wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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Police will be working with the Ministry of Defence to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and a cordon is currently in place.

Military officials have already informed the soldier’s next of kin.