Inquest into soldier's death

An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal David Wilson, who was found dead in his base in Basra, Iraq, is taking place in County Durham.

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Full Report: Open verdict in inquest into soldier's death

A family has criticised the Ministry of Defence for its handling of the investigation around a soldier's death.

Lance Corporal David Wilson was from Spennymoor. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq in 2008.

In recording an open verdict, the County Durham coroner also spoke out over the time it has taken to bring the inquest to court.

Helen Ford was at the hearing in Crook.

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