Suffolk soldier is killed

A SUFFOLK-born soldier was one of four people killed when a boat was bombed in Iraq.Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott, who was born and grew up in Ipswich was one of four killed in the attack on Sunday.

An Ipswich soldier was killed in the bomb attack on a patrol boat in southern Iraq on Remembrance Sunday, the MoD has revealed.

Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott, 34, of the Army's Intelligence Corps, was one of four soldiers killed in the blast who were named today.

Staff Sgt Elliot is only the second woman to die in action since the war on Iraq began in 2003.

The three other military personnel killed in the attack were Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, 35, of the Royal Signals, and Corporal Ben Nowak and Marine Jason Hylton - both Royal Marines.

A further three people suffered serious injuries in the bomb attack.