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Sapper Richard Walker was unlawfully killed in Afghanistan, as Gregg Easteal reports.
Sapper Richard Walker wasn't wearing any body armour when he was killed in Afghanistan, an inquest has heard.
The soldier, from Washington near Sunderland, was shot by a member of the Afghan forces. A coroner in Sunderland has returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
Gregg Easteal reports.
An inquest heard that a soldier from Washing killed in Afghanistan wasn't wearing any body armour at the time.
Sapper Richard Walker was shot by a member of the Afghan forces he was serving alongside. A coroner in Sunderland has returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
An inquest into the death of a soldier from Washington is due to take place today, November 12. Sapper Richard Walker was 23 when he was killed in Afghanistan in January 2013.
The soldier died during his first deployment in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand.
The 28 Royal Engineer died and six others were injured when a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire.
An inquest is due to open into Sapper Richard Walker, who the MoD say was shot by a rogue Afghan Army member.
Sapper Walker grew up on Wearside and went to a school in Washington.
He was working on a construction task when the Afghan soldier turned his gun on him.
The funeral of a soldier from Washington, in Tyne and Wear, has taken place this morning.
Sapper Richard Walker was killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire at an army base.
Sapper Walker's Commanding Officer said that he was an outstanding soldier and devoted father.
A Washington church was filled with mourners who gathered to remember Sapper Richard Walker. The soldier was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. At least one hundred people attended his funeral at Our Lady Blessed Immaculate church.
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The Ministry of Defence has named the soldier killed in Afghanistan as Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from 28 Engineer Regiment.