Soldier 'unlawfully killed'

An inquest into the death of Ranger Michael Maguire at a training range in Pembrokeshire has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

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Tourists 'put at risk' during army training

A tourist beach outside a popular seaside resort may have been sprayed with machine gun fire during training in which an Army ranger was shot dead.

An inquest into the death of a soldier at a range in west Wales heard that machine gun fire was directed towards Freshwater West Beach, near Tenby.

The beach, well known to surfers, is situated less than one and a half miles (2.4km) along the coast from Castlemartin Ranges where the Army trains recruits.

Civilians ran the risk of being shot and killed themselves on the day one soldier died after a fatal error.

The inquest is into the death of Michael Maguire in May who was hit in the temple by a single machine gun bullet probably fired from 0.6 miles (1km) away.

The jury heard evidence today suggesting that civilians who may have been relaxing at a nearby pleasure beach could also have been hit.

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