Youngest British soldier to serve in Afghanistan 'was killed while home on leave when he was attacked by drunken thugs who shook hands with each other after leaving him to die in the street'
Daily Mail UK
By SAM TONKIN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:33 EST, 12 April 2016
The youngest British soldier to serve in Afghanistan was killed on leave in his home town by vodka-swigging thugs who shook hands after leaving him to die in the street, a court has heard.
Serviceman Dave Curnow, 20, died during an alcohol-fuelled attack that was totally without provocation, a jury was told.
The victim was posted to Helmand province in March 2013 just days after turning 18 and survived a six-month tour that included several firefights with the Taliban.
But when he returned home Mr Curnow was killed while catching up with friends on a night out in Redruth, Cornwall, after he was brutally attacked outside a takeaway.
Liam Laing, 21, of Chacewater, Cornwall, has already admitted killing the brave serviceman.
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