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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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.