In what is said to have been an unprovoked, adrenaline and booze fuelled attack, two soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps in Wiltshire attacked two Plymouth Royal Marines outside a Plymouth nightclub in December 2010, leaving one of the marines blind in one eye. The 40 second attack full of kicks and punches was captured on a CCTV camera and the video later obtained by The Herald.
The names of the attackers (the soldiers) are Alexander Thompson and William Press. The names of the victims (the Plymouth Royal Marines) are Martin Jones and Ray Simmons.
25 year old Alexander Thompson is the attacker on the left in the CCTV video. He’s filmed delivering at least 7 kicks to the former Stonehouse-based commando Martin Jones, leaving him blind in one eye.
26 year old father of one William Press is the attacker on the right in the video. He’s punching and kicking Ray Simmons.
Judge Geoffrey Still handed the attackers 14 combined years in jail – 6 for William Press and 8 for Alexander Thompson. Plymouth Crown Court found the attackers guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.
The two guys you see come to the victim’s aid are the security from the night club. Kudos to them for stepping in to break the fight.