VIDEO: Brother of killed Sunderland soldier on inquest verdict

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THE brother of Christopher Roney has thanked Sunderland coroner Derek Winter and praised the armed forces.

Speaking outside Sunderland Civic Centre after the ruling today, William Roney paid tribute to the “hard work and dedication” of soldiers defending patrol bases in Afghanistan.

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L/Cpl Roney was 23 when a US Apache helicopter fired on a British base in Afghanistan.

Mr Winter ruled today he died as a result of “mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures”.