The UK High Court has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of soldier Private Cheryl James after a successful challenge by her family.

James died at Deepcut barracks in Surrey aged 18 from a single gunshot wound in 1995. Her death was immediately ruled as suicide, despite James previously being described as "bubbly" and "happy".

Speculation has been rife surrounding the young soldier's death at the notorious barracks, where three other soldiers died in mysterious circumstances between 1995 and 2002.

Privates Geoff Gray, 17, Sean Benton, 20, and James Collinson, 17, also died from gunshot wounds, sparking allegations of bullying and abuse.

Families of the four have refused to accept the theory that they committed suicide using their own rifles and have accused the Army of a cover-up.

Today's ruling is a dramatic breakthrough for her family in their 19-year battle for justice.

The Attorney General Dominic Grieve gave James's parents consent to seek the new inquest in May this year after secret police evidence emerged.