'Failures' blamed for soldier's death

A Coroner has ruled that "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures" led to the death of Lance Corporal Christopher Roney in Afghanistan.

The 23 year old from Sunderland was killed when an American helicopter fired on a British base.

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Inquest blames 'cumulative failures' for death of Sunderland soldier

A coroner has recorded a verdict of "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures" on the death of Sunderland soldier Lance Corporal Christopher Roney.

He died from head injuries after an American helicopter mistakenly attacked a British base in Afghanistan in December 2009.

Julia Barthram reports from Coroner's Court in Sunderland.

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