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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A soldier has died after being shot at a military training area in Northumberland.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that at around 11.15pm last night (Monday) police received a report that a soldier had been shot on the military ranges in Otterburn during a live firing exercise.

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Emergency services attended and found the male soldier had received a serious head wound. Sadly 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 informed the soldier’s next of kin.

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