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New probe into death of soldier

By David Mercer

Published 09/02/2016

Inquest: Pte Cheryl James
Inquest: Pte Cheryl James

The father of a teenage soldier found dead at an Army barracks has called for a "thorough investigation" into her death after an inquest heard new forensic evidence had shown she may not have killed herself.

Private Cheryl James (18), was discovered with a fatal bullet wound at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey in November 1995.

Lawyers for Pte James's family say new evidence has revealed possible "third party involvement" in her death".

At the first day of a fresh inquest into her death, Pte James's father Des told Woking Coroner's Court there had been an "assumption of suicide" by the force during their 2002 investigation into his daughter's death.

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