South Wales soldier accused of killing fireman

A friend drew my attention to this today...

A SOUTH Wales soldier has been accused of killing a fireman in Coventry.
Shane Walford, aged 33, also known as Shane Junior, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Paul Gibbons.
He is a serving paratrooper stationed at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Father-of-two Mr Gibbons was celebrating his 41st birthday on Sunday night at Millsy’s Cafe Bar, in Earlsdon, when he was hit.
Sarah Melo, prosecuting, told the court: “On the evening of Sunday, October 25, Paul Gibbons, a 41-year-old firefighter, was celebrating his 41st birthday with his wife and friends.
“At about 11pm Shane Walford, a 33-year-old serving in the British Army, entered the bar, approached Mr Gibbons and punched him in the face,
“Mr Gibbons fell to the floor and unfortunately, as a result of his injuries, died the following morning in hospital.”
Walford, a former professional boxer, was remanded in custory and will appear at Warwick Crown Court on November 3.

I'll keep my comments short for fear of causing offence but I can't help wondering whether PTSD/Operational fatigue had anything to do with this...& whether the MOD will accept culpability/look after the accused <if the answer is YES>or simply throw him to the wolves.

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