Family demanding soldiers involved in son's death are sacked from army

An inquest has ruled a soldier killed during military training died as a result of poor safety practices.

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Family demanding soldiers involved in their son's death be sacked from army

Family of soldier from Bury who was shot dead by a colleague trying to fix a jammed machine gun are demanding those responsible are sacked by the army.

An inquest ruled Fusilier James Wilkinson died as a result of poor safety practices during a live exercise in Kenya.

His family say they're appalled two soldiers convicted of negligence have since been allowed to resume their careers after appealing against their sentences.

You can find out more about their petition here and their campaign on facebook

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Soldier killed as a result of poor safety practices

Fusilier James Wilkinson. Credit: Ministry of Defence

A soldier killed during military training died as a result of poor safety practices, an inquest jury has ruled.

Fusilier James Wilkinson, from Whitefield, was shot through the neck by a colleague trying to fix a jammed machine gun during a live firing exercise in Kenya in November 2011.

In a narrative verdict the jury at the inquest in Oldham found the 21 year old died as a result of an "inappropriate" and "ill-judged" decision by a senior officer to fix the weapon.

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