Private Matthew Thornton died after being blown 30ft up a tree after being lured to sight of Taliban bomb

Army private died after being blown 30ft up a tree after being lured to site of Taliban bombPrivate Matthew Thornton stepped on an improvised explosive device Regiment had come under fire from grenades and small armsDescribed as 'a cracking soldier who gave 100 per cent' | UPDATED: 09:20 GMT, 15 December 2012 The body of a Territorial Army soldier was found 30ft up a tree after his was patrol lured towards a hidden bomb, an inquest heard. Private Matthew Thornton, 28, was five weeks into a tour of duty in Helmand when he was killed by the huge blast.