HMS Daring Sailor Dies After Car Crash In Malta
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HMS Daring Sailor Dies After Car Crash In Malta

A serving Royal Navy sailor has died after being hit by a car in Malta. Paramedics were called after Simon Allen, from Greater Manchester...

HMS Daring Sailor Dies After Car Crash In Malta
A serving Royal Navy sailor has died after being hit by a car in Malta.
 
Paramedics were called after Simon Allen, from Greater Manchester, was struck in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Msida, a harbour town west of the capital Valetta. 
 
The Royal Navy said in a statement: "Leading Engineering Technician Simon Allen, 30, died in a road traffic accident in Malta in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
"LET Allen’s next of kin have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time. Police in Malta are investigating the incident."
LET Allen had been serving with HMS Daring, which is currently docked at the Grand Harbour, also known as the Port of Valletta. 
 
A statement from Maltese police said: 
 
HMS Daring set sail from Portsmouth earlier this month, with a 190-strong crew, for a nine-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in the fight against Daesh.
 
The Type 45 destroyer has been tasked with working alongside French and US aircraft carriers as they continue to launch attacks against the so-called Islamic State, over Iraq and Syria.
 
Cover photo shows Daring leaving Gibraltar last week as part of her deployment.