Craig Hassall K.C. and Robert Stevenson appear at inquest touching the death of a soldier on training exercise using live ammunition.

Craig Hassall K.C appeared on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive and Robert Stevenson appeared on behalf of the Ministry of Defence at the inquest which was heard at Morpeth Coroners Court by Area Coroner Mr. Andrew Hetherington.

The Private who had served with The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland had been taking part in field training using live ammunition but without any fixed illumination. He sadly died in 2016 as a result of the injuries that he sustained from the single gunshot wound to his head.

At the conclusion of the 6 day inquest the coroner invited the jury to return a conclusion of accidental death.

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