Private Cheryl James died as a result of an intentional "self-inflicted shot" while on guard duty at Deepcut barracks, a coroner has ruled.
The young female recruit, 18, died from a gunshot wound to the head at the Surrey base in November 1995 - one of four recruits who died there over seven years.
Delivering his conclusion following a three-month inquest into her death, Coroner Brian Barker QC said: "The conclusion is self infliction."
He added: "This was an intentional discharge by Ms James."
A coroner has recorded a verdict of suicide in the death of soldier Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut army barracks in 1995.Read the full story ›
The death of Private Cheryl James, 18, was caused by a "self-inflicted" wound, coroner Brian Barker QC has ruled at an inquest at Woking Coroner's Court.
The coroner is continuing to deliver his verdict.
"Justice and truth - that's all we ask for," Diane Gray, whose son Geoff died aged 17, told ITV News' Penny Marshall.Read the full story ›
The Army insists Cheryl James' death was suicide, but her family has fiercely disputed the claim.Read the full story ›
Colin Sutton told ITV News that the Deepcut case was his most troubling ever during his 30 years in the police.Read the full story ›
The second inquest into the death of Deepcut soldier Cheryl James, who died at the barracks from a gunshot wound, is to conclude on Friday.Read the full story ›
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Investigators are continuing their work at the scene of an aircraft crash which killed two people in Shropshire.
The light aircraft was heading for Shifnal Airfield when it crashed minutes from the runway yesterday, killing the two people inside.
Both the pilot and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses said they heard the engine stall before the plane fell from the sky.