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Death of Woodbridge soldier Connor Morrison sees investigation launched

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An investigation has been launched into the death of a soldier in Suffolk.

Connor Morrison, was a soldier within the 23 Parachute Regiment based in Woodbridge and died on July 23.

He was reported to have suffered breathing difficulties on July 21, with the ambulance service called to Rock Barracks in Sutton Heath.

An investigation into the death of Connor Morrison has been launched. Picture: iStock
An investigation into the death of Connor Morrison has been launched. Picture: iStock

An air ambulance, land ambulance and ambulance officer vehicle attended and Sapper Morrison was taken to Ipswich Hospital by land ambulance.

An Army spokesperson said: “It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Sapper Connor Morrison of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment on 23rd July 2022.

"Our thoughts are with Sapper Morrison’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we ask that their privacy is respected. As his death is being investigated it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Sapper Morrison's death is being investigated by Suffolk Police, the Health and Safety Executive and the Defence Safety Authority.

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “We received a report from the ambulance service on July 21 reporting a male had collapsed in the Sutton area near to Woodbridge.”

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “An ambulance, ambulance officer vehicle and East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to Rock Barracks, Sutton Heath, on July 21 following reports of a man with breathing problems.

“He was transported to Ipswich Hospital by ground ambulance, attended by air ambulance crew.”

An HSE spokesperson said: “The HSE is aware of the incident and making inquiries.”