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Inquest into soldier's death at Tidworth barracks due to reopen

Private Gavin Williams.

An inquest begins today into the death of a soldier who collapsed and died at a Wiltshire barracks in 2006.

22-year-old Private Gavin Williams died after undergoing an informal punishment known as 'beasting' at Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth.

Three soldiers were cleared of his manslaughter in 2008, but his family have asked for the inquest into his death to be reopened.


Man jailed for internet grooming Wiltshire girls

Jagdey jailed for grooming and sexual activity with a child Credit: Wiltshire Police

A man has been jailed for four years for internet grooming and sexual offences.

Paramveer Singh Jagdey , 25 of Earley, Berkshire and formerly from Reading was sentenced for sexual activity with a child and two years to run concurrently for grooming and causing/inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Jagdey was found guilty last month after contacting 13 year old girls from Tidworth via an internet chat room initially pretending to be a 16 year old boy.

Coroner's verdict: suicide and unlawful killing

A coroner has said that a father from Wiltshire killed his sons before committing suicide.

The body of Graham Anderson was found alongside his sons Jack, who was 11, and 3 year old Bryn at their flat in Tidworth last summer.

The coroner described it as a distressing case. Robert Murphy was in court. Some parts of his report may be upsetting.

Coroner's verdict into 3 year old's death

The Wiltshire coroner says the cause of 3 year old Bryn Anderson's death is unclear but has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father, Graham Anderson, in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

The coroner earlier recorded a verdict of suicide into the death of Graham Anderson. He said 11 year old Jack was also unlawfully killed by his father.


Children's services "would not have changed outcome" of children's deaths

Ron Lock said Children's Services would not have prevented the deaths of the two boys Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has heard Children's Services would not have prevented the deaths of two boys and their father if they had acted differently.

Ron Lock, who wrote a serious case review into the case said he made seven recommendations for Hampshire County Council's Childrens Services Department.

But he said: "We didn't find that any actions or decisions if they had been made differently, would have changed the outcome."

Pathologist says cause of boys' deaths "un-ascertained"

A forensic pathologist giving evidence at an inquest into the death a father and his two sons say the cause of the children's death was "un-ascertained."

Amanda Jeffrey told the court both boys had the sleeping drug Zopiclone in their blood stream.

11 year old Jack had a relatively small amount but 3 year old Bryn had a higher dose that may have killed him. She said Jack may have been smothered.

Their father, Graham Anderson, was found with a neck injury and a belt around his neck.

Detective found blood in flat where father and sons were found

A Wiltshire Police Detective is currently giving evidence in an inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his two sons, whose bodies were found in a flat in September last year.

Detective Constable Christopher Conway told the inquest that blood was found in the flat. Some of it was Graham Anderson's and some was that of his son Jack.

A post mortem showed both boys had traces of the insomnia drug Zopiclone, which Graham had been prescribed.

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