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Skydiver Stephen Hilder's death

Skydiver Stephen Hilder's death

Open verdict on skydiver's fatal fall

THE death of a skydiver who plunged 13,000 feet to the ground after his straps were cut remained a mystery yesterday after a coroner recorded an open verdict.

Skydiver 'excited and jubilant' as he plunged to death

A SKYDIVER who jumped with Stephen Hilder as the army cadet fell to his death told an inquest yesterday that the 20-year-old was "excited" and "jubilant" on the way down.

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Skydiver spoke of 'best way to die'

A SKYDIVER who plunged 13,000ft to his death had told a friend that jumping out of a plane "would be the best way to die", an inquest heard yesterday.

Skydiver death 'not suicide'

THE former girlfriend of a skydiver who plunged 13,000 feet to his death told an inquest today there was "no way" he would have killed himself.

Skydiver went through safety drill

A SKYDIVER who plunged 13,000ft to the ground may have tried to make his death look like murder, an inquest heard yesterday.

Skydiver in 'suicide' plunge had £17,000 debts, inquest told

A SKYDIVER who plunged 13,000ft to his death after his parachute had been sabotaged had personal problems including substantial debts and a failed relationship, an inquest heard yesterday.

Skydiver 'may have taken his own life'

A SKYDIVER who plunged to his death after his parachute failed to open may have taken his own life, an inquest heard today.

DNA test shows skydiver may have killed himself

A CORONER will decide whether the skydiver Stephen Hilder took his own life, after detectives revealed yesterday that the army cadet was not murdered.

Police dismiss skydiver suicide claims

DETECTIVES investigating the death of the skydiver Stephen Hilder have dismissed as speculation reports that he sabotaged his own parachute in an elaborate suicide bid.

Skydive death probe progress

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of skydiver Stephen Hilder say they are confident of solving it, after working with officers from across the UK.

New appeal on skydiver murder

THE parents of murdered skydiver Stephen Hilder said yesterday they were confident that their son’s killer would be brought to justice.

Family plea over skydiver murder

THE parents of murdered skydiver Stephen Hilder were appealing for information today - one week before what would have been his 21st birthday.

Jump death: man quizzed

POLICE were today still questioning a man arrested in connection with the murder of skydiver Stephen Hilder, who fell 13,000ft to his death after both his main and reserve parachutes were sabotaged.

Memorial service held for murdered skydiver

FRIENDS and family of the murdered parachutist, Stephen Hilder, gathered to give prayers for him at a packed church memorial service last night.

Skydiver probe: two freed on bail

TWO 19-year-old men arrested in connection with the murder of skydiver Stephen Hilder were last night released on police bail pending further inquiries.

More time on dive suspects

POLICE have been given more time to question two teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of skydiver Stephen Hilder who fell 13,000ft to his death after his parachute cord was cut deliberately.

Two arrests in hunt for killer of skydiver

DETECTIVES were last night questioning two teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of the skydiver Stephen Hilder.

Cadets face parachutist death quiz

DETECTIVES were today still questioning two teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of skydiver Stephen Hilder.

Skydiver murder police study US 'copycat' link

DETECTIVES hunting the killer of a skydiver who fell 13,000ft to his death when his parachute was sabotaged confirmed yesterday they have spoken to officers in America who investigated a similar incident.

Funeral for skydive victim

MOURNERS were gathering today for the funeral of a young skydiver who died after his parachute was sabotaged.

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