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Soldier dies on Salisbury Plain

The British Army says Wiltshire Police are investigating the incident.

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An investigation is under way after the death of a 23-year-old soldier on one of the UK's largest military training areas.

It happened on Friday on Salisbury Plain and the investigation is being handled by Wiltshire Police.

The soldier's family have been informed.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "We are investigating the circumstances following the death of a 23-year-old soldier at midday on October 15.

"He was part of a crew operating an armoured vehicle and was taking part in a military exercise on Salisbury Plain Training Area near the village of Enford.

"This is now a joint investigation between Wiltshire Police, the Army and the Health and Safety Executive.

"Our thoughts are with the soldier's family and friends at this difficult time, and we would ask that their privacy is respected."

In a statement, an Army spokesperson said: "It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier on Salisbury Plain Training Area.

"Wiltshire Police are investigating and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further."