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MOD investigating deaths of two soldiers found on Salisbury Plain bases

The MOD confirmed the deaths of Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck at Larkhill and Lance Corporal of Horse Michael Miah at Bulford.

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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has confirmed it is investigating the deaths of two soldiers at bases on Salisbury Plain.

The MOD confirmed "with sadness" the deaths of Gunner Jaysley-Louise Beck at Larkhill and Lance Corporal of Horse Michael Miah at Bulford earlier this month.

In a statement, it said as there are "ongoing investigations, it would be inappropriate to comment further, but any death is a tragedy and our sympathies remain with the families and friends of those affected".

"We are committed to the mental health and wellbeing of our Armed Forces," the MOD statement continued.

"All personnel are supported by dedicated medical services, which include a 24-hour mental health helpline, resilience training before, during, and after deployments, and annual mandatory mental health training."

The MOD's statement also said: "It is the coroner's role to determine cause of death and it would be inappropriate to speculate beforehand."

It added that the Army is investigating the deaths "as it does with all deaths that occur in service" and it was too early to say whether a "Service Inquiry or Non-Statutory Inquiry will be convened".