Whoops, who's been a naughty Soldier....

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  1. Whoops, who's been a naughty Soldier....


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    A Paratrooper who fought in Afghanistan faced court yesterday accused of stealing a £1,900 guitar during the riots.

    The serving soldier was among the mobs which trashed shops in Manchester on Tuesday – his 20th birthday.

    Liam Bretherton is accused of stealing the electric guitar and then trying to sell it on to a music shop near his home in Leigh.

    A cross-country champion, he serves with 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery based in Colchester, Essex.

    Manchester magistrates were told he had been prepared to admit handling stolen goods but, when this was altered to the more serious charge of burglary, he pleaded not guilty.

    He claimed he had bought the Gibson guitar from a looter for £20 but tried to sell it after realising it was a left-handed model.

    Bretherton’s distraught father Alan yelled: ‘He’s been a good lad all his life, he’d never been any trouble to us’ while his mother Eileen sobbed.

    District Judge Khalid Qureshi remanded him in custody for a week, telling him: ‘I find it hard to believe that someone with an interest in guitars just gravitated to a music store where a crime was being committed and ended up with a left-handed guitar by mistake.’

    Read more: UK riots: Liam Bretherton in Manchester court for trying to sell looted £1k guitar | Mail Online

    Can a mod shove this into the naafi. Posted in CA in error.
  2. The fucking shame of it. What a cunt
  3. Did he loot his jacket from a grown up?
  4. He should get thrown in jail just for the shape of his beret.
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  5. Mmmmmm, mmmm, mmmmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmole
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  6. Whoopsie.

    Do you think he's any good at "Smoke on the Water"?
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  7. Did he loot that beret from a whippet trainer?
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  8. More like a whoopee cushion
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  9. What a silly lad.
  10. Fucking Emmerdale Walt.
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  11. bit of a pretty boy...strangeways is manchester, right? oh dear....
  12. i would guess they'll be a few more across the army...doing their bit for redundancy at least
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  13. First mistake: Not looting with the rest of his unit. They could have had all sorts away and not been caught.

    Oh wait, they're paras. They'd probably have been surrounded, run out of food and had to surrender.

    Never mind.
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  14. by the time he gets out of prison, he be good at johnny cash ring of fire,
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