Shot of Royal Navy's HM Naval Base Clyde also known as Faslane 290421 CREDIT ALAMY
Faslane nuclear base (Picture: Alamy).
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Navy service member found dead at Faslane nuclear base: named by police

Police are currently treating the death as "unexplained".

Shot of Royal Navy's HM Naval Base Clyde also known as Faslane 290421 CREDIT ALAMY
Faslane nuclear base (Picture: Alamy).

A Royal Navy serviceman whose death at a nuclear submarine base is being treated as unexplained has been named by police.

Stephen Cashman, aged 25, an engineering technician, died at HM Naval Base Clyde, known as Faslane, just outside the town of Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, on Thursday 9 December.

Emergency services were called to Faslane on Thursday after the body was discovered on the base.

A post-mortem examination is being carried out to establish the cause of death – which officers are currently treating as unexplained.

A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm engineering technician Stephen Cashman died on Thursday December 9.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with Stephen’s family and friends at this difficult time and we request their privacy is respected."