The inquest into the death of a soldier from Darlington has found he was 'shot by insurgents'.
Lance Corporal Jonathan McKinlay, 33, was killed while on military service in Afghanistan in September 2011.
Coroner Andrew Tweddle gave the formal verdict at the inquest Chester-le-Street Magistrates Court this afternoon.
More top news
More than 40 firefighters rushed to the scene of a fire in Jarrow at the town's derelict auction house.
The £600m North of Tyne devolution deal confirmed by Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget divides politicians in the North East.
A County Durham teenager badly injured in the Manchester Arena bombing, says she's determined to move on and focus on the future.