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Army sergeant due in court accused of attempted murder of his wife during skydive

Emille is accused of the attempted murder of his wife Credit: PA

An army sergeant is due in court charged with the attempted murder of his wife when her parachute failed to open during a skydive.

Victoria Cilliers suffered multiple injuries when her parachute failed to open Credit: ITV Meridian

Victoria Cilliers fell 4000ft and suffered multiple injuries when she jumped from an aeroplane above Netheravon Airport in Wiltshire.

Her husband Emille, who lives at barracks in Aldershot, is also accused of trying to kill her on another occasion.

Calling all skydivers! Help wanted

L/Bdr Ben Parkinson MBE holds the Olympic torch during the 2012 record attempt at Netheravon, Wilts. Credit: Pilgrim Bandits

A Hampshire based charity has put out a call to find daredevil volunteers willing to skydive on June 8th at Netheravon in Wiltshire.

Following the success of The Pilgrim Bandits previous jump last year, when a total of 205 chutes filled the skies, the charity is aiming to smash their own unofficial world record.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator has also been invited.

The Pilgrim Bandits were formed by ex-special forces personnel with the aim of providing hope and motivation through expeditions and physical challenges for wounded men and women for all the services.

Wounded amputee servicemen, both serving and veteran include Rifleman Paul Jacobs, who lost his sight in Afghanistan and the Charity’s ambassador patron Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE.

He said: “I’d like to urge anyone who thinks they might like to have a go to sign up – it’s a great day out and all the monies raised go to this great charities work.”

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