RAF pilots and soldiers accused of mass brawl in the street after argument about a LIGHTER escalated

Mail Online | 11/9/2016 | Alex Matthews For Mailonline
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A mass brawl involving RAF pilots and British Army soldiers erupted outside a bar following an argument over a lighter.

Four pilots from RAF Shawbury scrapped outside the Montgomery's Tower pub in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, while on a night out.

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Pilots James Shrives, 26, Alex Robinson, 26, Joshua Richardson, 28, and Luke Day, 26, were charged with affray as a result of the clash but denied the offence at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

Jurors were shown CCTV footage where the men were seen talking and arguing before the fight erupted on September 9 last year.

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Opening the case, prosecutor Stuart Clarkson said: 'These four men were from RAF Shawbury and were out celebrating reaching a particular milestone in their RAF training.

'Events took a turn just after midnight. They left the bar which is where events unfolded.

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'One of the lads from the Army asked if they had a lighter and one of the other group said something like 'we don't smoke'.

'It turned ugly all over a lighter.'

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CCTV footage showed blows being thrown by both groups of men before Shrives is seen lying on the floor...
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