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Guildford 999 police car killing video shown at inquest

The A31 Hog's Back, Puttenham Image copyright David Howard
Image caption Joshua Brown was hit by the marked police car as he walked back to his barracks along the A31

A woman has been shown a video of the moment her son was killed by a police car, during an inquest into his death.

Joshua Brown, 21, was hit by a marked car on an emergency call as he walked on the road in fog at the Hog's Back in Surrey, in December 2012.

The video, shown at the inquest in Woking into the Nottinghamshire trainee soldier's death, was filmed on the dashboard camera of the police car.

The hearing was told Mr Brown died instantly from head and neck injuries.

Separated from friend

The soldier, from Retford, was a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers based at barracks in Bordon, Hampshire.

He had been on a night-out in nearby Guildford with a friend on 30 November when he became separated from him after leaving the Dusk nightclub.

Mr Brown was hit by the police car - which was travelling at about 80mph in thick fog on the dual carriageway - just before 03:35 GMT in Puttenham, as he walked back to Bordon.

His mother Samantha Eadington told the hearing her son had decided to join the army when he had been unable to gain an apprenticeship as an electrician.

"He turned from a boy into a man," she said.

The inquest, which is due to last three weeks, continues.

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