Soldier inquest verdict: Pritchard death was avoidable

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The coroner looking into the death of an Eastbourne soldier shot by a British sniper in Afghanistan recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Lance Corporal Michael Pritchard was shot while standing on the roof of an observation post in Sangin when he was hit by a bullet fired over a restricted fire line.

The inquest heard he had been wrongly targeted after being mistaken for an insurgent.


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