An inquest has been opened in Oxford into the death in Afghanistan of Royal Marine Sergeant Luke Taylor from Christchurch in Dorset. Sergeant Taylor was killed alongside Lance Corporal Michael Foley from Lancashire as they guarded a British base at Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province.
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