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Inquest will re-open into death of soldier
10:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
AN INQUEST into the death of a Territorial Army soldier who died of dehydration in Iraq 10 years ago will be reopened in Oxford.
Private Jason Smith, from Hawick, Scotland died on August 13, 2003, after collapsing.
In 2006, an inquest by Oxfordshire’s deputy assistant coroner Andrew Walker concluded he would not have died if the Army had followed procedures.
Pte Smith’s family argued that they had not had access to key information and appealed to the Supreme Court.
In 2010 it ruled that a full inquest that complies with the European Convention on Human Rights should be held.
The inquest will be held on Monday, September 16, at 10am at County Hall, in New Road, Oxford.