County news: Lance Corporal Brynin's inquest adjourned

An inquest into the death of Lance Corporal James Brynin, killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, has been adjourned.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 12:17 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:54 am
Lance Corporal James Brynin of the Intelligence Corps was killed in action in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday ENGSUS00320131017090808

Yesterday, West Sussex Coroner Penelope Schofield, adjourned the inquest under Rule 25(4) Coroners and Justice Act 2015.

The rule requires a coroner to halt proceedings if evidence emerges that the subject of the inquest may have been a victim of homicide.

Having heard evidence for six days, the inquest has been adjourned until the Service Prosecuting Authority makes a decision on whether anyone should be charged.

James Brynin was shot on an operation in central Helmand Province on 15 October, 2013, in what appeared to be a friendly fire incident.

He was part of a troop which was carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah, and after coming under fire from enemy forces, attempted to retreat.

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