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Police cordon removed from RAF range where soldier died

Joe Spencer Image copyright MoD/Crown Copyright
Image caption Joe Spencer, who served with The Rifles, died during training at RAF Tain

Police Scotland has removed the cordon it put in place to close off an RAF weapons range where a rifleman died during training on 1 November.

L/Cpl Joe Spencer, 24, of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles and from Hampshire, died in an incident involving a firearm at RAF Tain.

Thirty detectives from Police Scotland have been involved in investigating his death at the site north of Inverness.

People living nearby were told to expect a lengthy police presence.

Police Scotland said officers' were continuing inquiries into the incident.

Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Police have had a presence at the range for more than a week

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