Soldier killed in bomb blast "one of the nicest guys"

James Ashworth
Lance Corporal James Ashworth Photo: MoD

Friends of a 23-year-old soldier from Corby in Northamptonshire killed in Afghanistan have described him as "one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet".

Lance Corporal James Ashworth served with 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. He died in an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Wednesday 13 June.