Father of Cheryl James calls Deepcut ‘a toxic environment’ after verdict

Pt Cheryl James
Cheryl James

source: The Independent
published: 3 June 2016

Deepcut army barracks was “a toxic and horrible environment,” the father of Private Cheryl James has said following the long-awaited conclusion of an inquiry into his daughter’s death.

Pte James, who was 18 when she was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in 1995, had “inflicted the fatal shot and intended to die,“ coroner Brian Barker QC told Woking Coroner’s Court.

“There can be no reasonable doubt that Ms James carried out an intended action and knew that its consequence would be death.”

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Deepcut soldier Cheryl James ‘could not have shot herself dead’

Cheryl James
Cheryl James

source: Mail Online
published: 21 April 2016

It would have been ‘impossible’ for army recruit Pte Cheryl James to have killed herself at the controversial Deepcut barracks, an inquest has heard.

A fresh inquiry into her death heard for the first time yesterday of new evidence which suggests the teenager – who was shot between her right eye and the bridge of her nose – may have been murdered.

The 18-year-old was found dead with a single shot to the head at the Surrey base whilst on armed sentry duty with an SA80 rifle in November 1995.

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IPCC publishes investigation report about meeting with undercover officer

Undercover Hidingsource: The IPCC
published: 2 March 2016

Former Metropolitan Police commander Richard Walton and former detective inspector Robert Lambert would both have had a case to answer for misconduct if they were still serving officers, an IPCC investigation has found.

Three other former officers, including former commander Colin Black were found to have no case to answer as part of the same investigation.

The IPCC examined allegations that, during the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry in 1998 Richard Walton, then an acting detective inspector, met with an undercover officer and obtained information pertaining to the Lawrence family and their supporters, potentially undermining the Inquiry and public confidence.

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