A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.
L/Cpl Webb, 24, who was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, died from wounds sustained during an insurgent attack on his patrol base in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province on Monday.
"We are so proud of Jamie being a Mercian soldier.
Jamie is loved by his dad Dave, mum Sue and his close family and friends."
More top news
Dangerous driving conditions possible for the North West for evening rush hour and overnight
Five people are being questioned over a house fire in which three children died in Walkden, Salford.
A club night is appealing for Liverpool clubbers to bring Christmas toy donations for Merseyside children's charity KIND.