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RAF serviceman from Elgin died after taxi incident in Cyrpus

Steven Wainwright Image copyright Ministry of Defence

An RAF serviceman from Moray died after being hit by a taxi outside an air base in Cyprus, an inquest has heard.

Cpl Steven Wainwright, 29, from Elgin, was struck near RAF Akrotiri on Tuesday 1 May.

He died of a severe head injury, a post-mortem examination found.

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter opened an inquest following his repatriation to RAF Brize Norton on 10 May. He said a full inquest would be held at a later date.

Cpl Wainwright, who was married and had a family, joined the RAF in 2006 and worked as technician with No6 Squadron.

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