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SAS recruitment deaths: Two soldiers charged with negligence after three recruits died during Brecon Beacon exercise | The Independent

SAS recruitment deaths: Two soldiers charged with negligence after three recruits died during Brecon Beacon exercise | The Independent

Two special forces soldiers have been charged with negligence over the deaths of three recruits during an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.

Lance Corporals Craig Roberts and Edward Maher and Corporal James Dunsby died after collapsing as they marched in temperatures of more than 31C on the hottest day of 2013.

A coroner ruled their deaths were caused partly by neglect.

The Service Prosecution Authority (SPA) confirmed a charge of negligent performance of duty had been brought against a training officer and a chief instructor involved. The men face a maximum sentence of two years if convicted in a military court.

Source: SAS recruitment deaths: Two soldiers charged with negligence after three recruits died during Brecon Beacon exercise | The Independent