Liberty calls for civilian police to investigate all military crimes after Coroner delivers highly critical verdict in Private Sean Benton inquest

18 July 2018

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Deepcut barracks deaths: Coroner to deliver verdict in Private Sean Benton inquest 23 years after his death

17 July 2018

A Coroner will tomorrow deliver his verdict in a fresh inquest into the death of young army recruit Private Sean Benton, who was found dead at Deepcut barracks in 1995.

His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC will set out his conclusions at Woking Coroner’s Court from 11am. The wide-ranging investigation – which began in January – has considered how Sean died and the wider environment in which he lived at the Surrey camp, and heard evidence from 168 witnesses.

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Deepcut deaths: Fresh inquest into death of Private Sean Benton to begin

24 January 2018

A fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton – who was found dead at Deepcut barracks in 1995 – will begin at Woking Coroner’s Court today. 

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Two decades after Sean Benton died, let's hope 2018 brings the answers his family deserve

For Sean’s family, for those who served at Deepcut barracks, for everyone who wants people who fight for their country to be treated with the respect they deserve, we hope the new Coroner can finally uncover the truth about what happened to Sean Benton.

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Private Sean Benton inquest WILL examine evidence of bullying at Deepcut barracks

20 September 2017

A coroner has today ruled that the fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton in 1995 will examine wider allegations of bullying and abuse at Deepcut barracks.

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Splashing about to hold the powerful to account

A mile might not sound like far to go. A mile in a car is nothing. On a bike, it’s a breeze.

But for the past few months I’ve been psyching myself up for a particularly daunting mile – a gasping dash through the freezing flowing depths of the Serpentine in Hyde Park.

And – even though it’s my actual nine-to-five JOB to raise money to keep our work going – I’m doing it in aid of Liberty.

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Sean Benton's case exposes Government plans to abandon human rights as nakedly self-serving

Today is a momentous day for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks in 1995.

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Second fresh Deepcut inquest granted: High Court orders new investigation into 1995 death of Private Sean Benton

14 October 2016

The High Court has today ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton – more than 20 years after he died while undergoing training at Deepcut barracks.

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Second Deepcut inquest a step closer as Attorney General sends case of Private Sean Benton back to High Court

14 June 2016

The Attorney General has given consent for the family of Private Sean Benton – who died at Deepcut barracks 21 years ago – to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances around his death.

Liberty, acting on behalf of Pte Benton’s twin brother Tony Benton and sister Tracy Lewis, lodged a formal application with the Attorney General on 8 July 2015 requesting that the original inquest of July 1995 be quashed and a fresh one ordered. 

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Liberty seeks fresh inquest into Army recruit’s death at Deepcut

18 October 2013

Today Liberty announced it has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.

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