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Brothers not guilty of barroom brawl

Two brothers accused of starting a violent bar brawl in which one man sustained a fractured skull were yesterday acquitted following a Supreme Court trial.

The pair were accused of going ‘berserk’ at the Quaterdeck Tavern in Watergardens when the landlord switched off the fruit machine they had been playing.

But a jury of nine acquitted both brothers of affray and the younger of the two of inflicting grievous bodily harm, GBH with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and four counts of assaulting police.

Both brothers, however, were convicted of resisting police.

In closing speeches defence barrister Chris Miles had accused four Royal Gibraltar Police officers of conspiring against his clients.

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