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Police considering course of action after death of Nottinghamshire soldier

Surrey Police says it is considering what action to take

A report has found there is a case to answer for misconduct after a soldier from Nottinghamshire was knocked down and killed by a police car in Surrey.

Surrey Police have received their own copy of the IPCC report into Joshua Brown's death and are considering what action to take.

A force spokesman said: "Surrey Police has recently received the IPCC report into the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision on the A31 Hog's Back on 1 December 2012.

"The force still awaits a copy of the IPCC investigation file upon which the report is based. Once this is received it will be reviewed by officers from the Professional Standards Department to determine the most appropriate course of action."

Mother hopes son's death will lead to improvements in police driving

Sam Eadington says she's glad there is a case to answer for misconduct

The mother of a young soldier from Nottinghamshire who was knocked down and killed by a police car says she is relieved a report has found there is a case to answer for misconduct.

Joshua Brown was 21 when he was struck on the A31 Hog's Back in Surrey in December 2012. It was in the early hours of the morning. The patrol car was travelling at 82 miles an hour in thick fog and the officer at the wheel was not using his siren or flashing blue lights.

Joshua's mother, Sam Eadington, who lives in Ordsall near Retford, has been given the findings of an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The watchdog says there is a case to answer for misconduct and has passed on its recommendations to Surrey Police.

Mrs Eadington hopes the tragedy will lead to improved training for police officers when driving at night or in poor weather conditions.

An inquest into her son's death is expected to take place later this year.

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Former soldier from Leeds told he can't have carer's benefit

Former Lance Corporal Adam Douglas was severely injured in Iraq in 2003. He and his wife Maria were told they could have a benefit known as Disability Living Allowance - Carer's Component.

But when the Department of Work and Pensions stopped the benefit, the couple, from Leeds, faced seven tribunals before it was reinstated.

The very next day, however, the DWP told Mr Douglas he was no longer disabled enough for the benefit - despite him being in a wheelchair - as Helen Steel reports.

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Picture: Funeral held for fallen soldier

Sergent Lee Davidson funeral
Sergent Lee Davidson was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month Credit: Calendar

The funeral of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country has been taking place this lunchtime.

Sergent Lee Davidson, killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last month, was described as a "superb soldier". The service took place at Thorne, near Doncaster - at the church where he was married last year.

Yorkshire soldiers head to Afghanistan

Hundreds of servicemen from our region are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, just days after two Yorkshire soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman.

The soldiers from 4 Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Alanbrooke Barracks in North Yorkshire, are leaving for a six month operational tour.

Their departure comes after NATO's announced it's scaling back operations with the Afghan Army and Police. David Hirst reports from Topcliffe near Thirsk

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