Family of soldier who died at Deepcut barracks win bid for new inquest

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The family of a young soldier who died at Deepcut barracks have won a High Court action for a fresh inquest.

Private Geoff Gray, 17, from Hackney, east London, was found with two gunshot wounds to his head on September 17 2001.

A coroner recorded an open verdict, which did not include a narrative conclusion, following an inquest in March 2002.

Diane and Geoff Gray with a photo of their dead son Geoff. (Peter Jordan/PA)
Diane and Geoff Gray with a photo of their dead son Geoff. (Peter Jordan/PA)

His family won the right to apply to the High Court for a new inquest after Attorney General Jeremy Wright said he was satisfied fresh evidence had come to light.

Lord Justice Bean, Mrs Justice Carr and Judge Mark Lucraft granted the application at a hearing in London on Tuesday.

They ruled it was "necessary or desirable in the interests of justice" for a fresh inquest to he held.