Swansea soldier found hanged at home

Trooper Robert Griffiths was 24 Credit: Wales News Service

A soldier from Swansea who recently served in Afghanistan has been found hanged while on home leave. Trooper Robert Griffiths was serving with the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - known as the Welsh Cavalry. The regiment returned from a seven-month tour in Helmand Province last April.

He survived a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan last year. He was driving a light tank which set off a bomb. He was one of three soldiers who walked away from the explosion unharmed.

Trooper Griffiths was found at his home in Bishopston, on Saturday evening. An army spokesman said: 'Police are investigating the death of a soldier who was serving with 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.'

South Wales Police says his death is not being treated as suspicious, and his family has been informed.