Gavin Williams's mother, Debra Williams, has a statement read out after the hearing
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Gavin Williams death: Beasting 'inhuman and degrading'

The Army's chain of command "failed to prevent" unlawful physical punishments known as beastings which led to a soldier's death, a coroner has found.

Pte Gavin Williams, 22, of Hengoed, Caerphilly, was forced to do intensive exercise for his drunken behaviour and disobedience.

He collapsed with heatstroke at Lucknow Barracks in Wiltshire in July 2006 and suffered heart failure.

Judge Alan Large recorded a narrative conclusion on Friday.

Mr Williams's mother, Debra Williams, said in a statement read out after the hearing the beasting was "inhuman" and "degrading".

  • 08 Jan 2016
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