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Deepcut Victim Described As 'Not A Natural Soldier'

A second inquest into the death of a young army recruit, who died more than 20 years ago, has been hearing from an instructor about Private Sean Benton's behaviour. 

Peter Crabb was a Corporal Instructor at Deepcut Barracks at the time and gave evidence.

"Sean Benton was always the one to answer back, was rarely up to scratch on parade, and wasn't a natural soldier"

Private Sean Benton

The 20-year-old was found dead with five bullet wounds to his chest in 1995.

Deepcut Barracks buildings

Private Benton was the first of four recruits to die at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002.

Deepcut Barracks entrance sign

The inquest is due to hear from around 150 witnesses and is expected to last at least two months.

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