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Police launch probe as body of female soldier is found at Royal Artillery Larkhill, Wiltshire

An investigation has been launched after a female soldier was found dead in army barracks.

Emergency services were called to Larkhill Garrison on the outskirts of Salisbury, Wilts, yesterday.

Wiltshire Police were called at 12.20pm yesterday to the camp, which is home to the 47th and 32nd Royal Artillery regiments.

Emergency services were called to Larkhill Garrison (pictured) on the outskirts of Salisbury, Wiltshire after reports that a body of a woman in her 30s was discovered

The Ministry of Defence today said the soldier was a woman in her thirties and police confirmed the death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: 'We were called to Larkhill Garrison following the sudden death of a woman in her thirties.

'Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

'Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time. We would ask that their privacy is respected.'

Larkhill Garrison, near Salisbury, is the home of the Royal Artillery

An Army spokesperson added: 'We can confirm the death of a soldier on July 22.

'The circumstances surrounding this death are being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.

'Our thoughts are with the soldier's family and friends at this difficult time.'

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