Runcorn soldier inquest

An inquest has heard a soldier from Runcorn was threatening to kill himself shortly before he was found dead at an army base in Afghanistan.

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Soldier who took his own life - "A true hero"

Signaller Ian Sartorius-Jones

The family of a soldier who took his own life have paid tribute at an inquest into his death.

"Ian was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He will be sadly missed by us all. He died while serving his country that he loved and was patriotic to the core. A true hero to us all. He will never be forgotten."

Signaller Ian Sartorius-Jones, 21, was found by colleagues at Forward Operating Base Khar Nikar in Helmand province in January. The coroner heard the he had been having marital problems in the months before his death and he has threatened to kill himself.

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Runcorn soldier took own life

An inquest has ruled a Runcorn soldier took his own life while the balance of his own mind was disturbed.

Signaller Ian Sartorius-Jones, 21, was found by colleagues at Forward Operating Base Khar Nikar in Helmand province in January. The coroner heard the he had been having marital problems in the months before his death.

They has also heard he was worried about a missing piece of phone equipment which he feared he could be fined for. He was also annoyed he hadn't been promoted at the start of his tour of duty in September 2011.

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