Police investigating death of soldier at Catterick Garrison

Police are investigating following the death of a soldier at Catterick Garrison.

Lance Corporal Bernard Mongan, 33, was found dead on January 23 in his bedroom at the base.

North Yorkshire Police has confirmed they are investigating a death at the base.

According to reports in the national press, the soldier, an Iraqi war veteran, had died several weeks before his body was discovered.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: “Following the sad death of LCpl Bernard Mongan, our thoughts remain with his family, and we will continue to offer them support.

“This is clearly a tragic case, and we ask that their privacy is respected during this very difficult time.

“We can confirm that a civil police investigation is ongoing, which will have the full cooperation of the Army.

“The well-being of our soldiers is paramount, and while it would be inappropriate to comment further on the investigation, the Army will look at its findings very seriously.”

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “North Yorkshire Police were called to an accommodation block at Catterick Garrison on the morning of 23 January 2020 following the sudden death of a man in his 30s.

“At this stage we are awaiting the results of tests to determine the cause of the man’s death.

“We are not in a position to release his identity at this stage.”