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Soldier still held over base killing of Cpl Geoffrey McNeill

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A soldier suspected of murdering a Royal Irish Regiment corporal from Northern Ireland remained in police custody last night.

Detectives launched a murder probe following the discovery of the body of Geoffrey McNeill.

The 32-year-old was found at barracks in Tern Hill, near Market Drayton in Shropshire, on Saturday morning.

A 23-year-old fellow soldier was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were yesterday given more time to quiz him following an application to a magistrates court.

Detectives have until 11am this morning before the custody extension granted runs out.

No details regarding the circumstances of Mr McNeill's death have been made public.

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