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Inquest resumes into deaths of father and his young sons

11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found with their father in September last year Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has resumed today into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father - Graham Anderson - in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Wiltshire Police said the deaths were being treated as suspicious but they were not looking for anyone else.

The inquest is expected to last three days.

Wiltshire soldiers in hand over

Credit: Royal Navy

Wiltshire-based soldiers from 40 Commando have trained Afghan soldiers to find and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Sergeant Kev Clark, an ISAF instructor from 11 EOD Regiment, based in Tidworth, Wiltshire, said:

"We teach them how to use search equipment and ground sign awareness. They are very good at ground sign anyway. For guys that are in the main illiterate they picked up the procedures extremely well and asked a lot of good questions.”


Tour Medals for Hussars

Soldiers from The King’s Royal Hussars based at Tidworth in Wiltshire will receive their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals on 4th December 2012, after a six-month deployment to Southern Afghanistan as part of Task Force Helmand on Operation HERRICK 16. Princess Anne will present the medals.

The King’s Royal Hussars were in Helmand between March and October. The Regimental Battle Group had its headquarters at Lashkar Gah. It was the first district in Helmand to start the process of transition to Afghan control of security in 2011 and continued to make steady progress.

The Lashkar Gah Transition Support Group led by the Hussars led the counter insurgency campaign and advanced the training of Afghan forces to improve local security. The King’s Royal Hussars as a regiment did not suffer any fatalities whilst deployed on Operation HERRICK 16.


Police examining CCTV after Tidworth deaths

Detectives investigating the deaths of a man and two boys in a flat in Tidworth in Wiltshire are trying to build a picture of their last known movements by looking at CCTV.

The body of thirty-six-year-old Graham Gordon Anderson was found in the rented flat in Sidbury Circular Road on Saturday.

The bodies of two boys aged 3 and 11 - believed to be his children, were found in the room next door.

Post mortem examinations on the children are underway. Police say their deaths are being treated a suspicious, and that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team at Marlborough Police Station, led by Det Chief Inspector Ian Saunders, is conducting the inquiry.

“We are gathering CCTV footage from shops in Tidworth and from buses which run through the town.

“It is very important that we establish the movements of Graham Anderson and the boys between Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September.

“I am grateful to members of the public who have called us with possible sightings but we would like to renew our appeal for information.

“We know that Mr Anderson was a regular bus user so we would appeal to fellow passengers and bus drivers to come forward if they recall seeing him and the boys during last week."

– Detective Chief Inspector Ian Saunders
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