Inquest into death of photojournalist from Merseyside

An inquest into the death of a photojournalist from Merseyside during the Libyan civil war is due to take place today.

Tim Hetherington was capturing images of fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and Libyan rebels in Misrata when he was caught in a mortar attack on April 20th 2011.

British photojournalist Tim Hetherington Credit: Press Association

Mr Hetherington, who was 40 when he died, was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, and studied literature at Oxford University.

The inquest into his death will take place at Westminster Coroner's Court.

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