Tributes for British soldier

The British soldier killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday has been described as "a real character, a totally professional soldier and a great friend to many". Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, 24, was injured as a result of enemy action.

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MoD names soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lance Corporal Jamie Webb. Credit: MOD

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan yesterday has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Lance Corporal Jamie Webb.

He was 24.

Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Matt Allen said: "His death comes as a great loss to all serving in Task Force Helmand.

"Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends at this difficult time."

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