Soldier dies during training exercise

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

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:29 pm

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.

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

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