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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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Funeral cortège for Lance Corporal Jamie Webb is showered with flowers

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb is showered with flowers as it arrives for his funeral service at St Chads Church in Handforth.

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets and there was applause as the body of the 24 year old Mercian Regiment soldier passed by.

The cortège carrying Lance Corporal Jamie Webb Credit: Ashley Derricott ITV Granada

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