Police probe after soldier found dead

POLICE are investigating the death of a 25-year-old soldier whose body was found at a barracks.Sapper Philip Eden was found dead at Carver Barracks, Wimbish, Essex, headquarters of 33 Engineer Regiment on Sunday.

POLICE are investigating the death of a 25-year-old soldier whose body was found at a barracks.

Sapper Philip Eden was found dead at Carver Barracks, Wimbish, Essex, headquarters of 33 Engineer Regiment on Sunday.

An Army spokeswoman said Sapper Eden's death was not being treated as suspicious but police were investigating and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

Sources said it was thought the soldier had taken his own life.


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The spokeswoman said Sapper Eden was married with two children and lived locally.

Two soldiers from the unit, which is part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, were killed during the Iraq war.

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Earlier this week, six military policemen based at nearby Colchester and also member of 16 Air Assault Brigade, were shot dead in Iraq.

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