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At least 12 overheated during SAS training in which three died

Corporal James Dunsby was an Afghanistan veteran, intelligence analyst and trained combat medic. Credit: Ministry of Defence

At least 12 soldiers were treated for heat-related illnesses on an SAS test march in the Brecon Beacons, an inquest into the deaths of three of them has heard.

Craig Roberts, Edward Maher and James Dunsby, who was from Bath, all died from overheating in 2013.

Today the Chief Instructor of their unit said he was unaware of official military guidelines stating that even one person becoming incapacitated through heat injury should stop the activity.

Drivers say trees tricked them into speed camera fine

The camera has caught out nearly 1,000 drivers since February. Credit: ITV News

Angry drivers are claiming a council speed camera is catching out some motorists because it is obscured by trees.

The camera, at Saltford between Bristol and Bath, is owned by Bath and North East Somerset Council, and police have penalised nearly 1,000 drivers in the first six weeks since it was switched back on in February.

Some feel a lack of visibility makes their £100 fine and three penalty points notice unjustified.

I don't think it's really fair. They should put their cameras in a wide area, in a clear area so people can really see it, if they're concerned about the safety of the public in that area.

– Adel Shahin, motorist
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Though clearly visible from the opposite side of the road, the camera is obscured by foliage as you leave Saltford - the side where it is active. Credit: ITV News

Bath and North East Somerset Council say it should be obvious that there is a speed camera in that location.

The camera is operated by Avon & Somerset Police who issue penalty notices to people exceeding the speed limit.

There is a speed camera warning sign and the camera is within a clearly-marked 30mph area; there are also clear markings on the road next to it.

We have received one complaint about the visibility of this camera and we are currently looking into this.

– Bath and North East Somerset Council

We'll be speaking to a lawyer on tonight's ITV News West Country to find out if unhappy drivers have a case. Tune in from 6pm.


Soldier describes pressure of SAS training in which three died

Cpl James Dunsby died in 2013. Credit: Ministry of Defence

A soldier who collapsed during an SAS selection process in which three died told an inquest today how he was encouraged to complete the march - despite army medics fearing he could die.

The soldier, known only as 1W, described collapsing three times after running out of water. He said he felt dizzy, weak, sick and confused - and his nose started to bleed.

Afghanistan veteran Corporal James Dunsby from Bath was also taking part on the day in 2013. He died along with two colleagues.

Cpl Dunsby's widow gave testified yesterday, on the opening day of the hearing. She told the inquest her husband, an army reservist and trained combat medic, had had an "exceptionally high level of fitness".

Inquest to hear from soldier's colleague

Corporal James Dunsby. Credit: Ministry of Defence

An inquest into the death of a soldier from Bath who died during an SAS training exercise is expecting to hear more evidence from a soldier who was training alongside him.

Corporal James Dunsby was one of three men who died during an SAS selection process which took place on a hot day in the Brecon Beacons.

The 31-year-old collapsed in the heat and died in hospital two weeks later.

Around 50 people are expected to give evidence during the inquest over the next month.

Soldier who died after training exercise had 'exceptionally high' fitness

James Dunsby's widow paid tribute to him at the inquest into his death. Credit: Ministry of Defence

The widow of a soldier from Bath who died after an SAS training exercise has told an inquest he had "an exceptionally high level of fitness".

Bryher Dunsby said Corporal James Dunsby, a 31-year-old Afghanistan veteran and MoD intelligence analyst was an army reservist and trained combat medic who knew how to look after himself for a training exercise, including drinking enough water.

In emotional testimony she described her husband as "handsome", "charming" and "good at everything", and said, turning to the coroner, "I have to do right by him".

Cpl Dunsby and two other reservists collapsed during a military exercise in the Brecon Beacons in July 2013, on what was forecast to be the hottest day of the year.

One of the men, 24-year-old Corporal Craig Roberts, was pronounced dead on the mountainside, while Cpl Dunsby and Lance Corporal Edward Maher, 31, were taken to hospital, where both eventually died.

The families of all three are attending the inquest, which is set to last for four weeks and hear evidence on the training exercise's preparation and treatment of the reservists.

Senior coroner Louise Hunt said the hearing must ensure "the full facts are brought to light".

"He was very charming, he was sort of a delightful, eccentric mix between Flashman, a PG Wodehouse novel and a Noel Coward play ... He was so likeable, James was very popular and never had any problems making friends.

"He was academic and an exceptional all-rounder ... He was good at sport, highly academic - he was just good at everything."

– Bryher Dunsby paid tribute to her husband

Inquest into Bath soldier's death after training exercise

Cpl Dunsby was a member of the Army Reserves (The Royal Yeomanry). Credit: MoD

An inquest opens today into the death of a soldier from Bath who died after a training exercise, along with two others.

Corporal James Dunsby was one of three men who collapsed during an SAS selection process which took place on a hot day on the Brecon Beacons.

The 31-year-old collapsed in the heat and died in hospital two weeks later.


Bath beaten in Premiership Final

Saracens' Owen Farrell scores their first try. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Bath's 19 year wait for a league title must go on after losing 28-16 in the Premiership Final to Saracens.

First half tries from Owen Farrell, Jamie George and Chris Wyles helped secure Saracens' first title in 5 years.

Jonathan Joseph scored Bath's only try in the second half.

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