A Gibraltar soldier on a night out was murdered by a stranger who boasted he was the “hardest man” in the town hours earlier, a court in Wales heard yesterday.
Private Matthew Boyd, 20, who served with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, died following the incident in the barracks town of Brecon, South Wales, on May 8.
Cardiff Crown Court heard Pte Boyd was chased, punched to the ground and beaten before his body was dragged and dumped in the road.
Jake Vallely, 24, accepts punching Pte Boyd but denies murdering him. His friend Aaeron Evans, 23, denies manslaughter.
The trial continues.
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