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Soldier 'attacked man after band parade'

A soldier due for deployment in Afghanistan was refused bail yesterday over an alleged attack on another Army man after a band parade.

Adam White (18) is accused of kicking out at the victim, a member of the Irish Guards, as violence flared in a Co Armagh supermarket car park last Saturday.

He faces a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent along with a second suspect, apprentice electrician Shane Russell (20).

The High Court heard both accused and the victim had all been on a minibus returning from a parade in Newcastle, Co Down.

It was claimed a row broke out over “inappropriate comments” about someone's girlfriend when they got out in Lurgan.

White, a member of the Royal Ordnance Corps from Damhill Road, Magheralin, Craigavon, allegedly struck the victim a number of times about the head.

Counsel for White, who denies the charge, confirmed his regiment was due to return to Hull in Humberside this week for training ahead of deployment in Afghanistan.

Russell's barrister told the court his client was denying the allegation. Bail for both was refused.

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