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.
Soldier alongside Sapper Walker when he was killed says they were working in dark moving a gate by torchlight when ANA soldier opened fire
Sapper Walker was shot by an Afghan National Army soldier who he was serving alongside at a base in Helmand Province.
Inquest hears 23 year old Sapper Richard Walker was not wearing any protective armour when he was shot and killed in Afghanistan.
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.
Durham Police have named a canoeist who died after his boat capsized in the River Tees at the weekend.
Retired Colonel Andrew Pullan, from Barnard Castle, was pulled under the water at Whorlton Lido, near Barnard Castle shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
The 47-year-old was pulled from the river by his instructor and given first aid, initially by members of the public and fellow canoeists then by one of the police officers who were called to the scene.
He was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he died on Sunday morning.
Colonel Pullan commanded 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment between 2006-2008 and had recently retired from the Army.
He leaves a widow, Mel and two children Ben and Hanna.
The newly named 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment celebrated their new name and the Freedom of the Town as they marched through Warminster. Jane Solomons reports.
Around 250 soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment have taken part in a Freedom Parade.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Warminster in Wiltshire to watch members of the 1st Battalion march through the town.
The Freedom of Warminster was conferred on the regiment's 3rd Battalion last year.
But as part of Army reorganisation, the regiment's three battalions were merged into two and the Warminster-based battalion, the 3 Yorks, was renumbered the 1 Yorks.
The town council has now awarded the renumbered battalion freedom of the town and the parade was held today to mark the occasion.
During the parade, Sarah Troughton, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, took the salute along with the mayor of Warminster Paul Batchelor.
The Freedom of Warminster means the regiment has the right to march through the streets of the town.
It is also allowed to parade with colours flying, bayonets fixed, drums beating and bands playing.