Soldier dies in Afghanistan

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.

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Crowds line the streets for soldier's funeral

Crowds line the streets of Handforth for Lance Corporal Webb's funeral Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

Crowds line the road for the funeral of Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

The 24 year old was killed during an insurgent attack on a British base in Helmand Province last month.

A soldier with 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment, his funeral is taking place at St Chads Church, Handforth.

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ministry of Defence

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