Soldier killed in Afghanistan to be repatriated today

Sapper Richard Walker died two weeks ago Credit: Ministry of Defence

The body of Sapper Richard Walker, who died in a shooting in Afghanistan two weeks ago, is being repatriated later. The 23 was originally from Leeds but lived on Wearside.

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Wearside soldier repatriated

Sapper Richard Walker, who grew up on Wearside, was killed in Afghanistan two weeks ago and will be repatriated today.