But instead of going to his own barracks, the ammunitions technician tried to break into an empty building at the base he joined in March 2007.

When he punched through glass reinforced with metal wire, Corporal Westberg suffered deep cuts to the artery in his right forearm, before stumbling a few paces and collapsing. He was found dead the next morning.

The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

For the full story see next week’s Midweek Herald.