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Police Vow To Bring Soldier's Attackers To Justice

Monday July 15 2013


Police vow to bring soldier's attackers to justice Police vow to bring soldier's attackers to justice


POLICE investigating the brutal assault on a soldier in a town centre street have vowed to bring the attackers to justice.

CID officers are talking to all the witnesses of the unprovoked attack which left the 28-year-old corporal with numerous injuries.

They're appealing to anyone else who may have information about the incident to contact them immediately.

They also stressed rumours on the social media that the victim had been singled out because he was in the army or there was a religious motive behind the attack as "completely false".

Det Ch Insp Mark Wilkie said: "This was nothing to do with him serving in the forces. These are people who are prepared to go around attacking innocents.

"We do not want people like that on the streets of Barnsley and we will bring down the full weight of the law against them."

The soldier's mum has backed the police appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Her son, who has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, had been left with concussion, a broken nose, black eyes and cuts and bruises all over his face, head and neck with some shoulder and pelvic injuries.

The soldier, who has served 10 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, has now returned to his barracks.

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Reply Posted by Wendy on Monday July 15 2013 at 11:27
It's Disgusting....

Reply Posted by Dawn on Monday July 15 2013 at 12:01
Absolutely disgusting when they get them they should get the same punishment that they would if they had assaulted a member of the police

Reply Posted by Ian on Monday July 15 2013 at 14:57
They should send them out to Afganistan.

Reply Posted by b thompson on Monday July 15 2013 at 16:21
i agree with ian but people like that have no guts so the woul'nt be any use in afgan.

Reply Posted by Alex on Monday July 15 2013 at 19:15
What were the rest of the people in Barnsley doing? Standing around watching no doubt!

Reply Posted by Brian on Tuesday July 16 2013 at 08:58
hope they find them but i find it strange that police should vow to bring his attackers to justice
i was assaulted in 2003 left with 2 broken and dislocated elbows broken tooth
and police could not have cared less told me i had fallen over
i actually walked up to a police car covered in blood told them i had been attacked and was told you'll be right get your self home and sleep it off couldn't even get their fat arse's out of car to help me bent useless bone idle coppers

Reply Posted by Dave Catleygh on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 19:04
"This was nothing to do with him serving in the forces. These are people who are prepared to go around attacking innocents."
Sounds like they have an idea who did this. Why no description?

Reply Posted by George on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:54
I feel for the soldier concerned, this should not of happened and what were the other people watching doing? They could of at the very least help the soldier.

And also, I have no faith in the law or the police. I have been attacked numerous times and on every occasion, the suspects get away with it each and every time. The guilty always get away with it, and I have no faith in law or order.

Also, usually there is a police presence in parades, where was it?