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Skydive family await test results
Stephen Hilder
Stephen Hilder fell 13,000ft to his death when his parachute failed
Detectives investigating the death of skydiver Stephen Hilder say they have the results of new forensic tests.

In April, Humberside police said they had made a significant discovery and started new DNA and fibre tests.

The results are being discussed with Mr Hilder's family and an announcement is expected later this week.

Stephen Hilder, from Hereford, died after falling 13,000ft when competing in a contest at Hibaldstow airfield, North Lincolnshire, last July.

During the investigation, Humberside Police have interviewed almost 2,500 people and taken nearly 800 written statements.

Police have denied reports that the Army officer cadet from the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, may have taken his own life.

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