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British soldier, 26, dies after collision with Warrior armoured vehicle in training drill


In a statement, Wiltshire Police said emergency services were called to the area, just west of Tidworth in south-east Wiltsire, at around 10.45am on Tuesday. They had received a report a man had been involved in a collision with a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle during a routine training exercise. But the man had sustained had significant head injuries in the accident and died shortly afterwards.

He has been identified as a member of 5th Battalion The Rifles.

Wiltshire Police said the soldier’s family is being supported by a specialist family liaison officer.”

A spokesperson said: “A soldier has sadly died following a collision involving an armoured vehicle on Salisbury Plain.

“Emergency services were called to an area of Salisbury Plain, just west of Tidworth, at approximately 10.45am yesterday (21/6) following a report that a man had been involved in a collision with a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle during a routine training exercise.

“A 26-year-old man sustained significant head injuries and sadly died at the scene. He has been identified as a member of 5th Battalion The Rifles.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.

“His family are being supported by a specialist family liaison officer.”

Wiltshire Police, alongside the Army and Health and Safety Executive, is now leading an investigation into the collision.

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