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Soldier due back in court on 31st March

A serving soldier, charged with the murder of a fellow soldier in Shropshire, has been ordered to appear in court again on 31st March.

Lance Corporal Richard Farrell has been charged with the murder of Cpl McNeill, who also served with the The Royal Irish Regiment and was found dead in an accommodation block at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill, Shropshire.

Soldier appears in court charged with murdering colleague

Corporal Geoffrey McNeill was found dead at Tern Hill barracks in Shropshire last Saturday Credit: West Mercia Police

A 23-year-old serving soldier has appeared in court charged with murdering one of his colleagues.

Lance Corporal Richard Farrell, who is accused of killing Corporal Geoffrey McNeill last Saturday, was remanded in custody after appearing at Telford Magistrates' Court.

Farrell is a member of 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment. He spoke only to confirm his name, age, date of birth, and that he was based at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill, North Shropshire.

Police statement over soldier murder

Police investigating the murder of a soldier at a barracks in Shropshire have released the following statement after another soldier was charged with his murder.

A 23-year-old soldier was due to appear in court at Telford this morning charged with murdering a fellow soldier based at Tern Hill army barracks in Shropshire.

He was charged last night with the murder of Corporal Geoffrey William McNeill at Market Drayton, Shropshire last Saturday.

The man has been in custody at Shrewsbury police station since his arrest shortly after Corporal McNeill’s body was found in an accommodation block at the barracks at around 9am on Saturday.

He was due to appear before Telford magistrates.

The inquiry is being conducted by detectives from West Mercia Police.

– West Mercia Police Statement


Post mortem due on a man found dead in Shropshire

A post mortem examination will be held this afternoon on a man found dead outside a bank in Shropshire.

The 32-year-old, who has not yet been formally identified, was found near the HSBC bank in Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police are treating the man's death as unexplained.

Detectives today urged people to come forward with any information that can help throw light on the circumstances that led to the man's death.

Investigation after man's body found in town centre

Police are investigating the death of a 32-year-old man in Market Drayton, after his body was found in the town centre.

The body was found outside the HSBC Bank in Cheshire Street in the early hours of this morning.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained, as they check CCTV in the area, and appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

The Shropshire coroner has been informed of the death and a post-mortem examination is being arranged to help establish the cause of death.

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