Europe briefs: Two men released after alleged attack on airmen
BURY ST. EDMUNDS, England — Two Cambridge men charged with assaulting a pair of RAF Mildenhall airmen outside of a Newmarket nightclub nearly three months ago were rereleased on bail Thursday morning.
William Harper, 21, and Edward Harper, 18, walked out of Bury St. Edmunds Magistrates Court on Thursday morning following their 10 a.m. appointment, after their attorney said he had not received the closed-circuit television footage of the alleged assault. It’s unclear if the two men are related.
The magistrates agreed to reconvene the hearing on Nov. 9.
Both are charged with assault in connection with the July 29 incident involving two 100th Maintenance Squadron airmen. One of the airmen faced charges for his involvement in the incident with the two men.
Senior Airman Antonio Barranca, 26, was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and a $100 fine at a hearing earlier this month at the same court for possession of an article with a point or blade, according to a court clerk.
One of the Cambridge men had to be treated for a stab wound, according to the Suffolk Constabulary.
Airman gets 18 months, discharge for lewd actsINCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — An airman from the 39th Security Forces Squadron was found guilty of forcible sodomy, writing bad checks totaling $6,000 and buying alcohol for minor dependents in a general court-martial that ended Wednesday.
Airman Steven Jones was sentenced to 18 months’ confinement and loss of all pay during that period, reduction in rank to E-1 and a bad-conduct discharge, according to a release from the base public affairs office.
The jury also found him guilty of indecent acts with another and failure to show up for duty.