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Body of Scott Hetherington flown home from Iraq

The body of a soldier from Greater Manchester who was killed in Iraq has been flown home.

Scott Hetherington, who was 22 and from Middleton, was serving with Duke of Lancaster's Regiment when he was killed in an apparent training accident.

His family were at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to see him repatriated.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox was there.

Plane carrying body of North West soldier who died in Iraq arrives in the UK

Credit: Ministry of Defence

Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington from Middleton was serving with the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Credit: Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence say the father of one was shot in a "non combat incident".

Credit: Ministry of Defence

His family are at Brize Norton for his repatriation.

Family waiting for repatriation of solider killed in Iraq

The family of a solider killed in Iraq are at RAF Brize Norton as his body is flown home.

Lance Cpl Scott Hetherington was killed in what the Ministry of Defence say was a "non-combat incident".

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox is tweeting from Brize Norton:

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Soldier's body flown home from Iraq after shooting

Scott Hetherington Credit: Ministry of Denfence

The body of a soldier from Greater Manchester who died in Iraq is being flown home today.

Scott Hetherington from Middleton was serving with the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

The Ministry of Defence say the father of one was shot in a "non combat incident".

An investigation is underway.

Man City and Fleetwood Town hit with anti-doping charges

Manchester City has until Thursday 19th January to respond to the charge. Credit: PA

Manchester City and Fleetwood Town have both been charged by the FA in relation to anti-doping.

City is alleged to have failed to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to the FA's anti-doping regulations. The club has until Thursday, January 19, to respond to the charge.

Fleetwood Town faces the same charge but has until Wednesday, January 18, to respond to the charge.

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