Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Soldiers' Families Call for Probe into Deaths

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Soldiers' Families Call for Probe into Deaths

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Byline: DANIELLE GUSMAROLI;LAURA SMITH

THE PARENTS of four soldiers who died from gunshot wounds at a training camp in Surrey today demanded a public inquiry into the deaths of their children.

Their plea for a thorough investigation comes as a fresh police inquiry uncovered several new lines of inquiry.

All four victims were stationed at Deepcut. Private James Collinson, 17, was found in March with a single gunshot wound to his head.

Ministry of Defence officials concluded his death was suicide, but his family believe he may have been the victim of a serial killer responsible for the deaths of three other soldiers.

Six months earlier, another 17-year-old, Geoff Grey from Hackney, was found shot dead while on guard duty.

Sean Benton, 20, and 18-year-old Cheryl James died in the same barracks in 1995.

Surrey CID reopened the investigations into the deaths of officers Collinson and Grey and have called in a ballistics expert to examine the weapons believed to have been involved. …

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