Deepcut soldier's family allowed to seek new inquest

The Government's chief legal adviser has given permission to the family of a young Army recruit who died at Deepcut barracks to apply for a fresh inquest into her death. Private Cheryl James, 18, was found with gunshot wounds in November 1995.

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Cheryl James family to apply for new Deepcut inquest

Pte James, 18, was undergoing initial training at Deepcut Barracks when she was found with gunshot wounds in November 1995. Credit: PA

The Government's chief legal adviser has given permission to the family of a young Army recruit who died at Deepcut barracks to apply for a fresh inquest into her death.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC has granted Private Cheryl James' family consent to apply to the High Court for a new inquest into her death, nearly a decade after it happened.

Pte James, 18, was undergoing initial training at Deepcut Barracks when she was found with gunshot wounds in November 1995.

She was one of four young soldiers who died at the barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002, sparking allegations of bullying and abuse.

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