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100 injured in 1yr at soldier death camp.

Byline: JON VALE reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

A TRAINING camp where a Scots soldier was killed last month had more than 100 other accidents in which personnel were hurt last year.

The Ministry of Defence say 119 soldiers were injured at Otterburn training ground in Northumberland - double the previous year's total.

Private Conor McPherson, 24, of the Black Watch, died after suffering a head wound in a night live-firing exercise.

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster said that while more injuries were being reported, more exercises were taking place.

Berwick-upon-Tweed MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, whose constituency covers Otterburn, said she was "deeply concerned" by the findings.

In April, the Unite union warned the firing ranges at Otterburn had become "death traps" since the role of lookout wardens was withdrawn.

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