Soldiers career ended by attack

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#1
Another one!

A soldier's career was ruined by a street attack that left him with potentially life-threatening injuries, a court has heard.

Paul Bacon, 24, who had returned from service in Afghanistan, was assaulted in Inverness while on leave.

New Zealand backpacker Levi Virbickas, 20, punched the Royal Irish Regiment ranger in the face 15 to 20 times.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, he admitted assaulting Mr Bacon. Sentence was deferred for reports.

The ranger, who is set to be medically discharged from the Army, had planned to remain in the forces before pursuing a career in the police or as a paramedic, the court heard.

He told police: "Now I have no future to look forward to and will be dependent on the pension from the army."

Mr Bacon, who was based at Fort George, near Inverness, was on his way to see his girlfriend when he was attacked by Virbickas.

He was punched in the face as he lay on the ground before the backpacker took a run and jumped full force on his head, the court heard.

Risk assessment

Virbickas was then seen to check on the condition of the downed soldier before stamping hard on his face up to 10 times, before kicking the unconscious man.

He admitted assaulting Mr Bacon to his severe injury, permanent impairment and to the danger of his life last November at Falcon Square.

Mr Bacon was taken to Raigmore Hospital, in Inverness, and was kept in for almost seven weeks.

The judge, Lady Dorrian, deferred sentence on first offender Virbickas for a background report and risk assessment and remanded him in custody.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/6277130.stm
 
#6
leveller said:
legal_eagle said:
Let's hope the sentence reflects the crime...

I won't hold my breath though..
Unfortunatly I have to agree with you, 3-5 years maybe? :x
If that.I'd bet on 18months suspended,100hrs community service & a paid ticket back home.
Fecked if I know what's happening to this country.We are all proud to wear our uniform,but apart from a minority of the British Public ,we do not get the respect our sacrifices demand.At least in the USA,their servicemen get the respect they deserve.
 
#7
Virbickas was then seen to check on the condition of the downed soldier before stamping hard on his face up to 10 times, before kicking the unconscious man.
If I was in charge, he'd be up for attempted murder right away. And as attempted murder is, to all extents and purposes, the same crime as murder, he'd be going away for the forseeable future.
 
#8
He should be locked up and the key thrown away. I have to disagree howevwer with SPIKE's remarks about respect , the vast majority of civilians in the UK do respect the forces but as we don't make such a song and dance about it as the Septics we are always being slagged of as being unpatriotic while the septics are all wonderful. Being proud to be British means recognising the things that are good in this country , and there are lots of them, not constantly knocking everything that's British.We stioll live in the finest country in the world as is evidenced by the number of immigrants who want to live here, they don't all come for the giros and as members of HM forces you shouldn't have to be told that.
 
#9
predatorplus said:
there is someone on bebo and myspace with the same age, but aged 21, the attack was last nov, so could be him... im not giving a link though... as it might not be him... but couldn't find anyone else
The cnut is on Facebook, on the Edinburgh network.
 
#10
As said on the thread about the Nottingham attack of a Squaddie the other day this shouldnt matter if its a Squaddie or Civvy. Its deplorable behaviour and a viscous attack that should be treated as attempted murder in all cases like this.
Knowing the judicial systems here now the cnut will be kicked out the country after a very short term in jail.
 
#11
predatorplus said:
there is someone on bebo and myspace with the same age, but aged 21, the attack was last nov, so could be him... im not giving a link though... as it might not be him... but couldn't find anyone else
The cnut is on Facebook, on the Edinburgh network.
 
#12
crabtastic said:
predatorplus said:
there is someone on bebo and myspace with the same age, but aged 21, the attack was last nov, so could be him... im not giving a link though... as it might not be him... but couldn't find anyone else
The cnut is on Facebook, on the Edinburgh network.
Anyone logged on to tell him how big his hoop will be when he gets sent to BarL/Saughton/Peterhead see how much the big man he is thousands of miles from family and gets a bit of a chib or two over the nut. fcuking scum
 
#13
sorry to say that hes not the only one - do you remember this 5/2/07

Man charged with soldier's murder

L/Cpl McBlain was based at Glencorse Barracks near Penicuik
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an off-duty soldier who was home on leave from Iraq.
Lance Corporal Charles McBlain, 23, was stabbed in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in the early hours of New Year's day.

He was a member of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, based at Glencorse Barracks near Penicuik.

Graham Lennox, 24, from Saltcoats, made no plea when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court charged with the murder.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at again next week.
he was charged with murder and has been remanded in custody - don't know when the trial will be.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6333235.stm


the whole situation stinks - there are knifings every day and for gods sake don't come to Glasgow - murder capital of Europe, makes you wonder why they thought Glasgow Airport would be a soft target!
 
#14
And this one, about a young lad who was shot dead hours after returning from Iraq on leave...

Narel Sharpe, who had served in Kosovo and Iraq, was shot in a street in Smethwick after he fought back when Levi Walker tried to steal his gold chain in September 2004.
Story Link

At least his killer got a half reasonable sentence.

Walker, now 28, who has to serve a minimum of 30 years before he is eligible to apply for parole, had his conviction challenge dismissed by Lord Justice Hooper, Mr Justice Holman and Mr Justice Burton, sitting at the Court of Appeal in London.

They ruled that his conviction was "safe".
 
#15
Scum. :pissedoff:

In cases like this, I favour PARTIAL deportation.

Fly the cnut halfway to NZ. Drop him in the water. Then point in the direction of New Zealand, and tell him to start fcuking swimming.
 
#17
FrankCastle said:
Scum. :pissedoff:

In cases like this, I favour PARTIAL deportation.

Fly the cnut halfway to NZ. Drop him in the water. Then point in the direction of New Zealand, and tell him to start fcuking swimming.
As long as the drop off point is the local Shark spot and his arm is accidently cut as he exits the plane. :twisted:
 

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