Soldier dies during North Yorkshire training exercise

The solider is reported to have been based at the Catterick Garrison barracks. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

A 26-year-old soldier has died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

It has been reported that the soldier from the 1st Battalion Merican Regiment was taking part in a three-mile run at the Catterick Garrison training area when he collapsed.

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Soldier dies during training

A 26-year-old soldier has died during a training exercise in North Yorkshire. Private Michael Ihemere, 26 and from the 1st Battalion Merican Regiment, was taking part in a three-mile run when he collapsed.