Sunderland soldier died because of "cumulative failures"

A coroner has ruled a soldier from Sunderland died because of "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures". Lance Corporal Christopher Roney was killed when a US Apache helicopter attacked a British base in Afghanistan.

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'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.