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Soldier dies after incident at army barracks in Oxfordshire

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the death took place outside of training exercises. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

A soldier has died after an incident at a British army barracks, the Ministry of Defence[1] (MoD) has confirmed. The fatality occurred on Friday at St David s barracks in Bicester, Oxfordshire. It took place outside of training exercises and involved one individual, the MoD said. An internal Armyrats © military investigation is ongoing into the death of the soldier, who is believed to have been male and in his 20s. It is understood there were no suspicious circumstances.

A spokesman for Thames Valley police said: Thames Valley police was contacted by South Central ambulance service at 11.52am after reports of an injured man at St David s barracks, London Road in Bicester.

Officers attended the scene where a man was found to be in a critical condition. Despite attempts to resuscitate the man, he sadly died at the scene.

The death, which is currently being investigated by Thames Valley police, is not believed, at this stage, to be suspicious nor involve a third party. The man is believed to be in his 20s.

The soldier s next of kin are being informed.

References

  1. ^ Ministry of Defence (www.theguardian.com)

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