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Calls for fresh inquest into death of young soldier

Private Sean Benton was found dead at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 Credit: ITV News

Human rights organisation, Liberty, is calling for a fresh inquest into the death of Sean Benton from Hastings.

The young soldier was found with gunshot wounds to the chest at Deepcut army barracks in 1995.

The Attorney General is due to decide whether to open a new inquest over the next few months.

Miniature railway reopened after falling into disrepair

Credit: Hastings Council

The miniature railway in Alexandra Park in Hastings has been reopened.

The railway was originally opened in 1980, with a second loop built in the late 1980s.

Originally mixed gauge, the line was operated on an occasional basis by local model engineers, but their use stopped early last year, and the track and buildings fell into disrepair.

The operation was taken over late in 2015 by Dan Radcliffe, who runs Hastings Miniature Railway on the town’s seafront who has completely overhauled the line.

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