Soldier dies and 3 injured after firing range incident

The Ministry of Defence says a solider has died and three others are injured after an incident at Castlemartin Ranges in Pembrokeshire.

The incident took place at an army firing range. Picture: Allan Milligan

In a statement released on Twitter, Veterans Minister Tobias Ellwood said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm the death of a soldier from the Royal Tank Regiment who died as a result of injuries sustained at Castlemartin Rangers.

“His next of kin were at his bedside and we will be respecting their privacy before further details are released.”

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Mr Ellwood confirmed that a full investigation into the circumstance surrounding the death were underway.

More to follow.