Pritchard inquest latest: Sniper had not been trained to fire at night

The sniper who shot dead an Eastbourne soldier in a ‘friendly fire’ incident in Afghanistan had not been trained to fire his weapon at night.

Lance Corporal Michael Pritchard, a military policeman attached to the 4th Battalion The Rifles, died after being shot in Sangin in 2009.

And an inquest into his death, which began last week, heard that the fatal shot had been fired by Lance Corporal Malcolm Graham, of The Royal Scots Borderers, who mistook the soldier for an insurgent.

 

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