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Fresh inquest sought into army recruit's death

Human rights group Liberty announced today that it has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.

Cheryl James died in mysterious circumstances at her barracks in Surrey

18 year old Cheryl James was undergoing initial training at the Surrey base when she was found dead with a bullet wound next to her eye back in 1995.

She was one of four young recruits to lose their lives at the Royal Logistics Corps camp in mysterious circumstances between 1995 and 2002.

Liberty, which represents Cheryl’s parents Des and Doreen James, made the application for a new inquest after using the Human Rights Act to secure access to documentation held by the authorities about the teenager’s death.