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Sailor, 25, who died at the nuclear submarine base pictured, as police continue to investigate the ’cause unknown’ death

A ROYAL Navy soldier found dead at a highly secure nuclear submarine base has been named technician Stephen Cashman.

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 25-year-old nuclear submarine engineer at Naval Base Faslane, Scotland.

Technical technician Stephen Cashman's death is under investigation

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Technical technician Stephen Cashman’s death is under investigation
Technician based in Faslane and working on a ship carrying the UK's nuclear deterrence mission

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Technician based in Faslane and working on a ship carrying the UK’s nuclear deterrence missionCredit: The Sun
It is understood that he was a crew member on the Vanguard-class Trident missile submarine

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It is understood that he was a crew member on the Vanguard-class Trident missile submarineCredit: The Times

A spokesman for the Royal Navy said Mr Cashman’s next of kin have now been notified. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with Stephen’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy be respected.”

Emergency services were called to Queen Clyde’s Naval Base around 12.30pm on Thursday following the mysterious death of the serving soldier.

Mr Cashman is in service with HMS Vengeance, one of four Vanguard-class “bombers” capable of a UK nuclear deterrent.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “An autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death, which is currently being treated as unknown.

“A report will be filed for the procurator’s finances.”

Faslane is the headquarters of the Navy in Scotland.

It contains the core of submarine service and the next generation of killer hunting submarines.

Among these are four Vanguard-class nuclear-armed submarines carrying Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles.

The base is located on Gare Loch outside the village of Garelochhead, near Helensburgh.

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