Inquest of Suffolk soldier continues

SOLDIER Sharron Elliott and her army colleagues killed by a bomb on a boat could have been saved if it had been equipped with vital bomb-jamming equipment, an inquest heard today.

SOLDIER Sharron Elliott and her army colleagues killed by a bomb on a boat in Iraq could have been saved if it had been equipped with vital bomb-jamming equipment, an inquest heard today.

On the second day of the inquest into the death of staff sergeant Elliott, a 34-year-old former Hadleigh High School pupil, it was revealed that the Royal Marines boat was not fitted with electronic counter-measures. The ECMs are designed to stop the detonation of makeshift bombs such as the one

that killed them

Her colleagues killed were warrant officer Lee Hopkins, from Northamptonshire, corporal Ben Nowak, from Liverpool, and marine Jason Hylton, from Staffordshire.

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