Man charged with murdering Antrim-born soldier

Wednesday 12 March 2014 22.49
Corporal Geoffrey McNeill served in the Royal Irish Regiment
Corporal Geoffrey McNeill served in the Royal Irish Regiment

A 23-year-old soldier has been charged with murdering an Antrim-born soldier at an army barracks in Britain.

The body of Corporal Geoffrey McNeill, 32, of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill, Shropshire, at around 9am on Saturday.

Lance Corporal Richard Farrell, of the same battalion, appeared before Telford Magistrates' Court this morning.

He was remanded in custody.

West Mercia Police have yet to confirm the cause of Cpl McNeill's death after further tests were ordered following a post-mortem examination.