BREAKING: Newport soldier dies from injuries

Sapper Connor Ray
Sapper Connor Ray died on Wednesday Credit: Ministry of Defence

In the last hour the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a soldier from Newport has died after being injured in Afghanistan.

Sapper Connor Ray was serving with 33 Engineer Regiment. He died of his wounds yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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Newport soldier's funeral

Funeral takes place today of a Welsh soldier serving with 33 Engineer Regiment. Sapper Connor Ray was wounded by an explosion in southern Afghanistan.