Catterick soldier’s death “not suspicious”, say police

Police say the death of a soldier at Catterick Garrison is not being treated as suspicious.

North Yorkshire Police say they were called to barracks at Catterick Garrison at 5am on Saturday to attend the sudden death of a 33-year-old man.

A spokesperson said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Police are assisting in preparing a report for the coroner.”

The British Army have also released a statement.

It said: “We can confirm the death of a soldier on 5 February.

“The circumstances surrounding this death are being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.

“Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends.”

It was yesterday confirmed that a second Catterick Garrison-based soldier died in Manchester on Sunday.

The Army said British Transport Police are investigating and the deaths were not believed to be connected.

A spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death of two soldiers.

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both soldiers and we ask that their privacy is respected at this sad and difficult time.”

It is understood the soldiers are not from the same unit.