Clive Barracks, Shropshire
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Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a soldier was found dead at an army barracks in Shropshire.

The body of the 32-year-old man, who has not been named, was discovered in a building at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill near Market Draytonon Saturday morning.

The Ministry of Defence said the soldier was from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at Shrewsbury police station.

Det Insp Steve Tonks said: "We have made an arrest in connection with the death. The investigation is in its early stages and extensive inquiries are continuing.

"A post mortem conducted by a Home Office pathologist was held and further examinations and tests are being carried out to help establish the cause of death."