Soldier charged with man's murder in Wiltshire (BBC News)

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If true nothing more than a thug who deserves everything thats coming his way.
 
#5
Thats why I put the If true bit in. ;-)
 
#6
Let's hear a bit more about the story before we start passing sentence, shall we? Soldiers may not be saints but nor are head injuries always caused by unprovoked violence. The initial reports spoke of "collapse" rather than assault. Besides, I suspect that they're all local residents, so the soldier aspect may not be relevant beyond extended absence.
 
#7
So which bit of it were you referring to when you said "if true"?
If it's true he has been arrested
If it's true he has been charged
If it's true the dead bloke had internal head injuries
 
#8
I read on an earlier report that the victim was also partially disabled. Birth defect - shortened arms.

Drink was surely involved and it is indeed a sad start to the new year for both.
 
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So which bit of it were you referring to when you said "if true"?
If it's true he has been arrested
If it's true he has been charged
If it's true the dead bloke had internal head injuries
Probably the bit about being charged and appearing before a magistrates court. If true he deserves all that is coming his way.
 
#10
I read on an earlier report that the victim was also partially disabled. Birth defect - shortened arms.

Drink was surely involved and it is indeed a sad start to the new year for both.
RMP and SASC investigating then??? (sorry couldnt resist)
 
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Looks like a typical Amesbury shit bag that's picked a fight with a young lad and got his face filled in.Squaddie bashing has went on for years down there.
 
#13
I recognise the dead lad. I can confirm that he was disabled, he used to come into The Bell & The Kings when I used to go down there a couple of years ago so doubt very much that its a case of squaddie bashing.

In fact, in my long association with Amesbury, the only fights down town I used to see were soldier v soldier. This was particularly true when 19 first moved into Larkhill and when the Kingos came into Tidworth.
 
#14
Isnt this just a case of one bloke hitting another?

Bugger all to do with being a squaddie. If he's a thug then good riddance. If not and it was self defence I hope the courts recognise this and clear him.

Bit early to form an opinion on either really though
 
#15
I really don't think that the deceased could have hit someone, his arms weren't really functional in that way. Doesn't mean there couldn't have been another trigger though but I wouldn't want to speculate
 

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#16
The bars have been put out of bounds and uniform is not to be worn in town.
 
#17
'This was particularly true when 19 first moved into Larkhill and when the Kingos came into Tidworth.' Christ, that was a long time ago (unless they've been back since) - I was with 19 in their last year (1979) before they moved to Dortmund. The then RSM even put the Packway out of bounds to SNCOs in case a pissed up disgruntled gunner picked a fight.
 
#19
Inappropriate and excessive over-reaction by the authorities: Soldiers to be banned from Amesbury bars and no uniform worn in the town.

I am not certain if it is an own goal or at the requset of the local police. Either way it is wrong.
 
#20
Can't see a ban on uniform working in Amesbury, Army and RAF Officers are biggest offenders!

The victim was a pad's brat, his Mum was a nursery school teacher in Tidworth.

Sad, sad start to the New Year.
 
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