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Cameraman's death was 'unlawful'
Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas had two children and three grandchildren
A coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on a television cameraman killed in Iraq.

Paul Douglas, 48, was killed when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near the centre of Baghdad on 29 May, 2006.

The married father of two from Wootton, Bedfordshire, had worked for the US network CBS for 17 years, covering conflicts all over the world.

Deputy coroner for Bedfordshire Martin Oldham recorded the verdict of unlawful killing at Bedford Coroner's Court.

A soldier, an interpreter and British soundman James Brolan, 42, were also killed. CBS reporter Kimberly Dozier survived with serious injuries.

Mr Douglas had worked for CBS News in many countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Bosnia, since the early 1990s.

He leaves a wife, Linda; two daughters, Kelly, 29, and Joanne, 26; and three grandchildren.


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