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Two Frenchman attacked outside Kingston's TK Maxx hours after Rugby World Cup elimination

Two Frenchmen were attacked following a fight outside Kingston’s TK Maxx shop hours after the national team was knocked out of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Police officers spotted a group of men fighting on CCTV just after 2.15am on Sunday, October 18 in Clarence Street. The French national team had lost to New Zealand with a score of 62-13 in the Rugby World Cup quarter finals played in Cardiff the night before.    

The two French nationals, aged 24 and 25, who had been staying in Walton and Twickenham, were taken to hospital with cuts and bruises to their face and body. Three men have been charged with actual bodily harm with intent. Nathan Peardon, 23, of School Lane from Surbiton and Jay Beer, 21, of David Twigg Close from Kingston have also been charged with affray. Scott Moodie, 28, from Hammersmith is also charged with criminal damage.

All three will appear at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, November 4.


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