The lawyer for a family demanding a public inquiry into their son's death says they have waited long enough for answers.
Lance Corporal Ben Hyde was one of six killed by a mob in Iraq ten years ago.
"The families have been seeking answers to questions for ten years and they still haven't had them adequately answered.
"The High Court proceedings we will be issuing will be for the purpose of getting to the truth of what happened on 24 June 2003 and the reasons why. For the avoidance of doubt the families are not seeking compensation and there will be no claim against the legal aid fund".
– Simon Mckay, lawyer acting for Ben Hyde's family
The family of a soldier from North Yorkshire is taking legal action to force a public enquiry into his death. Lance Corporal Ben Hyde was one of six Royal Military Policemen murdered by a mob in Iraq ten years ago.
His family, from Northallerton, are among four families taking legal action to force the government to order a public enquiry.
The six Red Caps were killed in Majar Al Kabir in June 2003, when they were attacked by hundreds of angry locals.
The body of Sapper Richard Walker will be repatriated to Brize Norton later today. The twenty-three year old from Leeds was shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army last week. Lieutenant Colonel Chas Story RE, described him as a 'true sapper' who had a promising future.
David Cameron, has paid tribute to 23-year-old Sapper Richard Reginald Walker, a father of one, who died last week. He was shot by a member of the Afghan National Army whilst serving with 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment as part of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group.
Tributes have flooded in for Sapper Richard Walker from Leeds, who died in Afghanistan on Monday.
“Richard held two things close to his heart – his daughter and his colleagues in the Army. A proud, patriotic man, he died doing a job he loved, supporting his friends."
– Sapper Walker’s family
Sapper Walker was the epitome of a true Sapper, one who would roll up his sleeves and get on with the task in hand no matter what, but importantly he would do it with great humour. He made sure that he made the most of every opportunity, both in the Army and at home; it is without doubt that he had a lot to offer and a bright future.
He was hugely respected as a fit, professional soldier with a massive character. This was his first tour of Afghanistan but anyone would have thought he was a seasoned expert, such was his ability and professionalism.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, including his young daughter Lilly-Faith, at this very difficult time.”
– Lt Col Chas Story, Commanding Officer, 28 Engineer Regiment