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6 British soldiers charged in brawl with N.Y. officer

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 9:06 p.m.
 

NEW YORK — Six British soldiers visiting New York have been charged with assault in a fight with an off-duty police officer outside a Manhattan bar, authorities said on Tuesday.

The charges stem from an argument that began at about 4 a.m. Friday with the soldiers and the officer trading insults while mingling with women in front of the nightspot, police said.

A criminal complaint alleges the men — Ratu-losefo Yavala, Mosese Kurulala, Joeli Raduva, Filipe Vunisarati, Iliakini Raderua and Thomas Shute — punched the officer until he fell to the ground. When the officer tried to call 911, one of the men punched him again and took his cellphone, the complaint says.

The unidentified New York Police Department officer had a broken nose and a swollen jaw.

The British Defense Ministry identified the six men as members of the Scots Guard but declined further comment.

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