Eastbourne soldier was killed by British sniper, inquest hears

Michael Pritchard.

Michael Pritchard.

A soldier from Eastbourne was killed by a British sniper during friendly fire while serving in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Michael Pritchard was based in Sangin, Helmand Province, at the time as a military policeman seconded to the 3 Rifles Battlegroup.

An inquest into his death began today (Monday) and heard that LCpl Pritchard was part of a small unit manning an observation post in an outer suburb of Sangin when he died on December 20, 2009.

 

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