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, 23rd August 2016, 2:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 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.

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