Catterick Garrison headquarters sign in Yorkshire
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Investigation Launched After Soldier's 'Sudden Death' In Catterick

Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan was found dead in an accommodation block at a Catterick Garrison.

Catterick Garrison headquarters sign in Yorkshire

An investigation has been launched after a British soldier was found dead at Catterick Garrison.

North Yorkshire Police say were called to an accommodation block at the British Army premises on the morning of 23 January, following the "sudden death" of a man, named by the Army as Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan.

The cause of the soldier's death is yet to be determined, as police await test results.

An Army spokesperson said: "Following the sad death of LCpl Bernard Mongan, our thoughts remain with his family, and we will continue to offer them support.

"This is clearly a tragic case, and we ask that their privacy is respected during this very difficult time.

"We can confirm that a civil police investigation is ongoing, which will have the full cooperation of the Army.

"The wellbeing of our soldiers is paramount, and while it would be inappropriate to comment further on the investigation, the Army will look at its findings very seriously."

Cover image: PA.