Funeral for soldier killed in Afghanistan

Northumberland: The funeral will be held today for a teenage soldier who was killed in Afghanistan after treading on a hidden bomb.

Guardsman Michael Sweeney, 19, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, died in the Babaji District of central Helmand Province on 1 April.

The teenager, from Blyth, leaves behind his parents, Michael and Kimberley, and fiance Michelle.

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