Lorraine Read
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Tribute to bomb expert unlawfully killed in Afghanistan

An inquest has found that a bomb disposal expert from Cornwall was unlawfully killed in Afghanistan.

Capt Daniel Read, 31, from Newquay, was killed in January while serving in Helmand province.

Kent-born Capt Read from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment had cleared three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) before he was killed by a fourth.

During the inquest Capt Read's wife, Lorraine, raised concerns about his fitness after he returned to his unit following injury.

Following the conclusion of the hearing she described him as "lively, charismatic and intelligent", as she paid tribute to him.

  • 10 Dec 2010