Cheryl James Deepcut death: Family ‘close to justice’


Cheryl James
Cheryl James

source: BBC News
published: 18 May 2015

The father of a soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks said his family was “close to gaining justice” ahead of a pre-inquest review into her death.

Pte Cheryl James, 18, from Llangollen, Denbighshire, was found with a bullet wound to her head in Surrey in 1995. Her parents won the right to a new inquest in 2014 after an open verdict was recorded at the previous hearing.

Des James said: “After a two-decade battle, we’re finally close to gaining justice for Cheryl. But it’s a sad irony that our new government is now intent on axing the Human Rights Act, without which we could never have got this far.

“Each of the young people who died at Deepcut deserves the dignity of their death being individually investigated.”

Pte James was one of four soldiers found dead at Deepcut, in Camberley, between 1995 and 2002.

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