The incident left one victim unconscious in the middle of a road and another recovering from 18 stamps to the head and upper body
The reaction comes following a report in the Darlington and Stockton Times detailing a violent assault carried out by two members of the British army on a member of the public that was caught on CCTV.
The two soldiers, one a guardsman with the Scots Guards and the other with the Welsh Guards, committed what was described in the report as a “brutal double assault”. The incident left one victim unconscious in the middle of a road and another recovering from 18 stamps to the head and upper body.
The footage contradicted claims from the two men that they were acting within the law, saying that the two victims of their assault had initiated the confrontation and they subsequently acted in self-defence. This disagreement, allegedly beginning in a local nightclub, was not picked up by their in-house cameras despite assessment – suggesting that their reasoning behind the attack was flawed.
At their initial hearing, Paul Abrahams, working on behalf of the victims, stated that the footage highlighted that their actions displayed a serious “loss of control” and that they themselves were “never at a risk of harm”.
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in security implementation across the country, has released a statement following the report. “When it comes to assaults of this nature, it is extremely important for a local community to know that there are methods and systems in place that ensure that perpetrators are identified and apprehended.
“Regardless of their position in the armed forces, it is absolutely vital that incidents such as this do not go unpunished. Without the CCTV found along the High Street and near to the army barracks in the area, there would have been no way of knowing who was responsible for these attacks – something that sends a negative message not only to the victims and their families but the wider communities in Darlington and Stockton, too.”
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