A panel of seven senior British Army officers has found three soldiers guilty of offences relating to the death of an Irish man during a live firing exercise.

The panel had retired last Friday to consider its verdict in the courts martial.

Ranger Michael Maguire, from Co Cork, was killed by a stray bullet in a live shooting exercise in Pembrokeshire in May 2012.

The 21-year-old, of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, was one of several soldiers who came under machine gun fire during the exercise in Wales in preparation for deployment to Kenya.

He had joined the battalion in 2010 and had done one tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Captain Jonathan Price, 32, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Two others, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bell and Warrant Officer Stuart Pankhurst, were found guilty of negligently performing a duty in relation to the exercise.

There is a proposed sentencing date of 24 July.