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