EXCLUSIVE: Watch shocking CCTV footage of Wind Street brawl
SHOCKING film of a vicious street brawl has been released by police.
The CCTV footage shows a sickening punch-up on Swansea's Wind Street which resulted in six men appearing in court for what a judge condemned as "thuggish and loutish" behaviour.
One of the men is a serving soldier who had been praised for "exemplary service" in Afghanistan.
Now everyone can see exactly what happened on the night, after the Post was handed a copy of CCTV footage of the incident.
The violent film — almost five minutes long — shows an orgy of violence with a stream of punches, kicks and stampings being meted out before the attackers run off, and are dramatically chased-down by police.
Detective Inspector Andy Hughes said: "This was a shocking incident of violence in a public place.
"Tackling violent crime is a priority and the film graphically shows why this is so important."
Six men pleaded guilty to using or threatening unlawful violence in an affray in connection with the incident, which happened in the early hours of December 30 last year.
The dirty half-dozen are — Jamie Day, aged 19, of Penderry Road, Penlan; Stephen Byrne, aged 20, of Bryn Terrace, Landore; Philip Walters, aged 19, of Bohun Street, Manselton; Kevin Sims, aged 20, of Major Street, Manselton; Joshua Arnold, aged 20, of Hollett Road, Treboeth; and Sean Lloyd, aged 20, Manselton.
Day, Byrne, Walters, Sims and Arnold were each made the subject of a 12-month sentence of custody which was suspended for 12 months. Each must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work.
But in Lloyd's case the judge said he was prepared to take a "wholly exceptional" course and impose a 12-month community order with an unpaid work requirement of 200 hours because he didn't want to hand-down a sentence that might jeopardise his Army career.
All six defendants were also made the subject of an exclusion order preventing them from visiting licensed premises in Wind Street or The Kingsway until November 30.
The judge, Recorder Lloyd Williams QC, told the men: "This was an appalling piece of public violence. You behaved in a thuggish and loutish manner and have brought considerable shame on yourselves and your families."