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Nicholas Moss KC and Emma Price (assisted by Matthew Waszak) acted for the Ministry of Defence and two individual soldiers in the fresh inquest into the death of Cheryl James, who died at Deepcut Barracks on 27 November 1995.
The Coroner today returned a short form conclusion of Suicide, with an accompanying narrative conclusion: “Ms Cheryl James died as a result of suicide. The circumstances were that: Ms James had been posted as a lone female armed guard contrary to army policy; the risk of self-harm to trainees had not been adequately recognised nor had adequate steps been taken to reduce that risk”.
The Coroner’s findings are available at: