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High Court orders new inquest into Deepcut soldier death

The High Court has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of soldier Pte Cheryl James who died at Deepcut barracks after a challenge by her family.

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Deepcut soldier's family 'delighted' about fresh inquest

The parents of the soldier who was found dead from a single gunshot wound at Deepcut barracks in November 1995 said they were "delighted" to have a fresh inquest into her death.

But Mr and Mrs James said "a meaningful inquiry into Cheryl's death is almost 20 years late."

When young people die in violent circumstances, a rigorous and transparent investigation should be automatic. Something went dreadfully wrong at Deepcut yet until now no-one has bothered to look at how and why our daughter died. We can only hope that Cheryl's legacy helps change the current ineffective and discredited military justice system.

– Parents of Pte Cheryl James

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