Lance Corporal Michael Pritchard
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Michael Pritchard inquest: Soldier accidentally shot

A soldier believed to have been killed by a British sniper in Afghanistan was accidentally shot while on active service, a coroner has said.

L/Cpl Michael Pritchard, of the 4th Regiment, Royal Military Police, was shot dead in Sangin in 2009.

A post-mortem report read out at the inquest revealed the 22-year-old soldier died of a single gunshot wound to the chest and abdomen.

East Sussex coroner Alan Craze recorded a narrative verdict.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 22 May 2012
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