Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a British soldier who survived a roadside bomb blast while driving a tank in Afghanistan. Trooper Robert Griffiths, who was on leave, was found hanged at his parents' house in South Wales on Saturday.
The family of a solider who was found hanged at his home while on leave have spoken of their devastation.
Trooper Robert Griffiths, 24, who had survived a Taliban bomb blast on the frontline in Afghanistan, was found dead at his home in the village of Bishopston, near Swansea on December 29.
His family said Trooper Griffiths had enjoyed Christmas at home with his family before tragedy struck.
Father Paul Griffiths told Wales on Sunday:
He was on top form over Christmas. He was a chap who really came alive when we had lots of people at the house and the rest of the time he was a typical young bloke. His behaviour was pretty much as we expected.
We are not speculating at all as to why it happened. We have not yet had an opportunity to discuss matters with his actual brigade. It was completely out of the blue.