Fifth soldier charged over attack

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A fifth British soldier was last night charged in connection with a savage attack on two Britons on holiday in Cyprus, police said. Four soldiers have already been bailed to reappear before a Cyprus court today on assault charges after the incident outside a nightclub in the resort of Ayia Napa at the weekend.

After one of the victims, Barry Ford, 23, took part in an identity parade yesterday afternoon, a fifth soldier from the King's Regiment - Stuart Spencer, 20 - was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Mr Ford, from London, was left with cracked ribs, a broken wrist and 15 stitches to a face wound. His friend, Shane Bell, 23, suffered a fractured jaw, and required surgery to insert a metal plate