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British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill

A 23-year-old solider is being questioned by West Mercia Police.

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A 23-YEAR-OLD British solider is being questioned by police in Shropsire today, suspected of killing a fellow army man over the weekend.

Corporal Geoffrey McNeill was found dead in a building at Clive Barracks shortly after 9am on Saturday.

West Mercia Police arrested the 23-year-old on suspicion of killing the 32-year-old man from Northern Ireland.

One of his three brothers, Jason McNeill, speaking on behalf of the family, paid tribute to the deceased today. He said, “Geoff was born in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland and dedicated his life to 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. He served his country with the highest degree of honour and dedication.

He was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend and touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

“The family would like to give thanks for the continued support of the army, police and all who knew and loved Geoff.  Our love for him remains as strong as ever.  Rest in peace soldier.  Faugh-a-Ballagh.”

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