Inquest has heard that there was 'no evidence that ribbing went too far'

ET Samuel Hatton
Sailor Samuel Hatton from Southampton died in September 2010. Photo: MoD/ PA WIRES

The inquest continues today into the death of a sailor who shot himself while onboard a warship docked at Portsmouth.

Engineering technician Samuel Hatton from Southampton died in September 2010. It is alleged he had been the target of 'bullying' banter from senior colleagues about the loss of a friend who had committed suicide some months earlier.

Today some of his colleagues gave evidence at the hearing, with one of them saying there was no evidence that 'ribbing went too far'. Our reporter Richard Slee has been following proceedings. Here is his report.