Soldier dies after being shot on military training area in Northumberland

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A soldier has died after being shot at a military training area in Northumberland.

At around 11.15pm yesterday, police received a report that a soldier had been shot on the military ranges in Otterburn during a live firing exercise.

Emergency services attended and found the male soldier had received a serious head wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police will be working with the Ministry of Defence to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and a cordon is currently in place.

Military officials have informed the soldier's next of kin.