A soldier has died after a collision involving an armoured vehicle on Salisbury Plain.

Emergency services were called to an area of Salisbury Plain, just west of Tidworth, at around 10.45am yesterday (June 21) following a report that a man had been involved in a collision with a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle during a routine training exercise.

Wiltshire Police says a 26-year-old man sustained significant head injuries and died at the scene.

He has been identified as a member of 5th Battalion The Rifles.

A statement from police said: "Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. His family are being supported by a specialist family liaison officer.

"An investigation into the collision is being led by Wiltshire Police alongside the Army and Health and Safety Executive."

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team via 101 and quote crime reference number 54220064345.

An Army spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier in Wiltshire on June 21. Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.”


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