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Moment Royal Maritime commandos clash with Gibraltar police leaving 8 wounded

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Shocking new video shared with MailOnline appears to seize the instant Royal Maritime commandos clashed with law enforcement in Gibraltar.

Seven commandos ended up arrested on Friday just after police responded to a contact which erupted into a 4am fight in the vicinity of the Ocean Village Fitness center.

The brawl left seven officers and a member of the community injured, and law enforcement employed batons and pepper spray to prevent the elite troopers from 43 Commando.

They ended up charged on Saturday with offences which include assault on law enforcement, violent condition and disorderly although intoxicated. They will surface in courtroom on Tuesday.

The commandos are element of a 550-potent unit, based at HM Naval Foundation Clyde in Scotland, liable for shielding Britain’s nuclear weapons. 

A man in a police vest clashes with somebody outside the gym

Police wrestle someone to the ground in Gibraltar

Footage showed the commotion in between law enforcement officers, commandos and the general public

A fight erupted at around 4am near the Ocean Village Gym

A man lies on the floor while another is hunched over

Folks are pictured clashing, on the floor and doubled about, as police get there on scene

Marines and police are seen clashing outside the gym

A man in a police jacket appears to detain someone on the floor

Footage demonstrates the aftermath, with sirens lights up developing as police show up to detain anyone on the ground

Kyle Connell, 20, Anthony Houghton, 36, Graham Tait, 42, Cameron Bull, 23, Connor Holborn, 24, Sandy Dove, 36, and Samuel Bates, 26, are element of a 550-powerful device accountable for safeguarding Britain’s nuclear weapons.

The Royal Navy’s web-site claims they are presently on deployment for ‘Maritime Security’ – boasting the group features crack snipers and near battle professionals.

Royal Gibraltar Law enforcement reported: ‘Seven men will be showing before the Magistrates’ Courtroom on Tuesday morning (May perhaps 2) adhering to a big combat in Ocean Village.

‘During the incident, 7 RGP officers and a person member of the public ended up wounded. 

‘The Reaction Workforce officers were essential to use captor spray, baton practices and unarmed defence practices. 

‘The Royal Gibraltar Law enforcement officers have been assisted by officers from the Gibraltar Defence Law enforcement. 

‘Early this early morning, the adult males, who are all serving customers of the military, were charged.’ 

Houghton was charged with two accounts of violent condition, one of resisting and obstructing law enforcement, a person of disorderly whilst intoxicated and one of assault on the police.

Dove was charged with two counts of violent condition, a single of resisting and obstructing law enforcement and a single of assault on law enforcement.

Connell, Tait, Bull, Holborn and Baits have been all billed with two counts of violent disorder and a single of resisting and obstructing police.

Law enforcement had to call the Gibraltar Defence Police for backup as they tried out to subdue the serving troopers. 

They have been bailed from with disorders, pending their court docket appearance on Tuesday. 

A MoD Media Officer advised The Olive Press that ‘seven assistance personnel from 43 Commando ended up arrested by Royal Gibraltar Law enforcement on 28 April 2023’.

The Royal Navy's website says they are currently on deployment for 'Maritime Security' - boasting the group includes crack snipers and close combat specialists

The Royal Navy’s website suggests they are at the moment on deployment for ‘Maritime Security’ – boasting the team features crack snipers and near combat specialists 

Police rushed to Ocean Village Gym, next to a harbour-side strip of bars, after recieving a call. Pictured: Ocean Village Gym

Law enforcement rushed to Ocean Village Health club, next to a harbour-facet strip of bars, soon after recieving a phone. Pictured: Ocean Village Health club

Marina Bay within Gibraltar's Ocean Village is lined with popular restaurants and residential apartments

Marina Bay within just Gibraltar’s Ocean Village is lined with popular places to eat and household apartments

Kyle Connell, 20, Anthony Houghton, 36, Graham Tait, 42, Cameron Bull, 23, Connor Holborn, 24, Sandy Dove, 36, and Samuel Bates, 26, are part of a 550-strong unit responsible for protecting Britain's nuclear weapons. Pictured: Marina Bay in Gibraltar

Kyle Connell, 20, Anthony Houghton, 36, Graham Tait, 42, Cameron Bull, 23, Connor Holborn, 24, Sandy Dove, 36, and Samuel Bates, 26, are aspect of a 550-potent unit accountable for shielding Britain’s nuclear weapons. Pictured: Marina Bay in Gibraltar

The Navy’s site reads: ‘From snipers who can disable a transferring speedboat from a pursuit helicopter, by to near combat and cold-weather warfare specialists, 43 Commando Fleet Protection Team Royal Marines are the elite warriors who guard the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent.

‘The device works closely with the Ministry Of Defence (MOD) Police but also supports the Atomic Weapons Establishment, US Maritime Corps and US Coast Guard.

‘Ready and ready 24/7/365, 43 Commando delivers professional capacity in a uniquely elaborate urban, maritime, industrial natural environment.’

The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment. 

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