Fighting teenager was absent without leave

PUBLISHED: 15:30 04 August 2006 | UPDATED: 10:45 01 June 2010

A TEENAGER arrested for fighting outside Jack s nightclub in Wisbech showed up on the police computer as absent without leave from the Army, Fenland magistrates heard on Wednesday. Aaron Wright, who now expects to be medically discharged, was scrapping w

A TEENAGER arrested for fighting outside Jack's nightclub in Wisbech showed up on the police computer as absent without leave from the Army, Fenland magistrates heard on Wednesday.

Aaron Wright, who now expects to be medically discharged, was scrapping with Karl Wiggin when officers arrived at the club in the early hours of Saturday.

Wiggin told police he had been thrown out of the club, and when he got outside he was punched on the side of the head by Wright, and there was some "pushing and shoving".

Wright, 18, of Cherry Road, Wisbech, had been involved in a disagreement with Mr Wiggin earlier in the evening, he told police. More than an hour later he saw Wiggin having a disgreement with door staff and punched him. Solicitor Anita Waterman said Wright had started the fight, and the first punch was unprovoked.

Wright had been serving in Iraq, she said, and was already subject to a community order. Magistrates warned Wright he could be jailed, and adjourned sentencing until August 23.

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