26 June 2022

A soldier has died following a collision with an armoured vehicle on Salisbury Plain

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

Emergency services were called to an area of Salisbury Plain, just west of Tidworth, at approximately 10.45am yesterday (21st June 2022) following a report that a man had been involved in a collision with a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle during a routine training exercise.

A 26-year-old man sustained significant head injuries and sadly died at the scene. He has been identified as a member of 5th Battalion The Rifles.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson 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.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty