Nuclear sub inquest underway

An inquest has just got underway into the death of a senior Royal Navy officer on board a nuclear submarine docked in Southampton.

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  1. Kerry Swain

HMS Astute - submarine inquest continues

The sound of a fatal shooting on a Royal Navy submarine was played to a court room in Southampton today. Microphones on the vessel captured the moment a sailor shot and killed an officer.

The inquest into the death of Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux also heard from the brave city councillor who helped wrestle the gunman to the ground. Royston Smith received the George Medal for his bravery. Kerry Swain was in court.


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