Soldier dies after being hit by armoured vehicle on Salisbury Plain

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A soldier has died after being hit by an armoured vehicle during a training exercise on Salisbury Plain.

Emergency services were called to an area just west of Tidworth at 10.45am on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old man "sustained significant head injuries and sadly died at the scene", Wiltshire Police said.

He was a member of 5th Battalion The Rifles, and his family is being supported by a specialist family liaison officer.

The force is investigating alongside the army and Health and Safety Executive.

Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police's Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101, quoting crime reference number 54220064345.

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