Negligence killed marine

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A Royal Marine reservist on a night exercise was killed because of a sergeant's "gross negligence", Stafford Crown Court was told yesterday.

Mr Anthony Hughes QC, for the prosecution, said Kell Williamson, 22, from Halewood, Liverpool, died from injuries after the accident almost four years ago. He was injured when a van ploughed into two lines of soldiers in camouflage dress as they walked on a road across the Staffordshire Moorlands. The trial was adjourned until today