A SOLDIER based at a Northumberland regiment has died.

Gunner Sophie Madden (23) was part of the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (3RHA) at Albemarle Barracks near Harlow Hill.

She died on June 10 in Folkestone in Kent.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery said on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that the Regiment must announce the death of Gunner Sophie Madden on 10 June 2022, aged 23. Gunner Madden was a highly valued member of D Battery RHA.

"Her resilience and professionalism were an example to us all, and will live on as her legacy here and across the Gunner family.

"Our thoughts are with her family and ask that they are given space at this difficult time."

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called to a Ministry of Defence building in Folkestone at 9.35am on Friday 10 June 2022 after the body of a woman was found.

"Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner."

An Army spokesperson said: “It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Gunner Sophie Madden, 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, on 10th June 2022 in Folkestone. Her death is being investigated and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.

“Our thoughts are with Gunner Madden’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.”