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SAS inquest: Neglect contributed to soldiers' deaths

A coroner has ruled that there were gross failings by the Ministry of Defence and that the death of the three soldiers were contributed by neglect.

The coroner finished her conclusion at the inquest with a tribute to the three soldiers. She described them as 'exceptionally talented, exceptionally fit' and added that 'all three are still sorely missed.'

Coroner: 'Catalogue of very serious mistakes' made within SAS test march

The coroner has ruled out unlawful killing after three soldier died whilst on an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons.

She has also reported that a 'catalogue of very serious mistakes' was made by those involved in the exercise.

The coroner will record her verdict into the deaths of the three soldiers. Credit: ITV News

Inquest hears officers in charge 'failed to comply' with army guidelines

A coroner at the inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who died whilst on a test march in the Brecon Beacons says the officers in charge 'failed to comply' with army guidelines.

The march took place in 2013 on one of the hottest days of the year. Credit: ITV News

Coroner: Brecon soldiers 'not adequately conditioned' for SAS test march

A coroner is expected to record verdicts today into the deaths of three army reservists who died after taking part in an SAS march on the Brecon Beacons two years ago.

Edward Maher, Craig Roberts and James Dunsby died after taking part in the exercise in 2013.

An inquest had heard that despite the soldiers being incredibly fit, they were 'not adequately conditioned' for the march and that those in charge were unaware of the weather conditions.

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Family members arrive at court to await Brecon soldier deaths verdict

The family of Craig Roberts arrived at the court along with James Dunsby's father, David.

Craig Roberts' family have arrived at court in Solihull along with James Dunsby's father, David, after a verdict is expected to be recorded into the deaths of the three soldiers following an SAS march.

The coroner, Louise Hunt, is due to give her ruling on the deaths of three soldiers who died after collapsing on an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons.

Craig Roberts, from Penrhyn Bay, James Dunsby and Edward Maher all died from over heating in July 2013.

Verdict due in Brecon soldier deaths inquest

The inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who died following a training march in the Brecon Beacons will resume later.

Lance Corporals Edward Maher and Craig Roberts died on July 13, 2013. Corporal James Dunsby died two weeks later. Credit: MOD

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay, Lance Corporal Edward Maher, from Winchester and Corporal James Dunsby from Trowbridge, were all taking part in an SAS test march on one of the hottest days of the year in 2013.

Lance Corporal Maher and Lance Corporal Roberts both collapsed and died during the 16-mile march. Corporal Dunsby died from multiple organ failure more than two weeks after the march.

Up to seven other candidates, attempting selection for reserve special forces units, were also treated for the effects of heat, including four who were taken to hospital.

Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull Louise Hunt is expected to record her verdict today.

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