Soldier dies whilst on training exercise

A 26-year-old soldier from the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment has died after collapsing while on a moorland training exercise in North Yorkshire, police have said.

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Training run death soldier named

A soldier who collapsed and died on a 3 mile moorland run during a training exercise has been named by the Ministry of Defence.

Private Michael Ihemere, 26, from Umuodo, Nigeria, was a member of the 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment, who joined fierce fighting serving in Afghanistan.

He collapsed on Wednesday morning while taking part in an exercise on Army ranges near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

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