Young Soldier Survived Afghanistan Only To Be Killed On Streets Of His Home Town

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A young British solider managed to survive warzones in Afghanistan, only to be killed in his home town.

Dave Curnow, 20, died from injuries he sustained during a serious assault in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident happened outside a nightclub in Redruth, Cornwall, and a member of the public found him unconscious on the ground, The Mirror reports.

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Detective Chief Inspector Mike West, deputy head of major crime at Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “The victim was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske and was immediately transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth due to his injuries. Earlier this afternoon we received the tragic news the victim has died as a result of his injuries.”

Two people have now been charged with his murder, Liam Laing, 21, and Connor Hammond, also 21, were remanded in custody and are due to appear at Truro Magistrates’ Court today.

DCI West said the two suspects are not believed to have known the young soldier.

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People have been paying tribute to Dave on Twitter: