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British army officer hid under a bus when a colleague was beaten by four squaddies in Austria

British army officer hid under a bus for half an hour while his colleague was beaten by four squaddies in a 3-hour fight in the picturesque Austrian village

  • Four squaddies, 21 to 24 years old, would have attacked their superiors last Friday
  • They approached two officers, 34 and 38, outside a restaurant in Neustift, Tyrol
  • They overlooked their superiors, according to the state broadcaster
  • The 38-year-old managed to escape where he hid under a parked bus

A British army officer hid under a bus for half an hour, while his colleague was reportedly beaten by four squaddies in a 3-hour fight in a picturesque Austrian village.

The four soldiers, 21 to 24 years old, approached their superiors, 34 and 38 years old, outside a restaurant in Neustift in the Stubai Valley, Tyrol, last Friday.

The Austrian state broadcaster ORF said they were beaten in the head and body, but the 38-year-old managed to break free and hide under the vehicle.

The 34-year-old, however, was withheld by the four and beaten rained down, the broadcaster said. He would have been beaten twice during the scrap.

The four soldiers, aged 21 to 24, reportedly approached their superiors, 34 and 38 years old, outside a restaurant in Neustift in the Stubaital, Tyrol, last Friday (stock photo)

The four soldiers, aged 21 to 24, reportedly approached their superiors, 34 and 38 years old, outside a restaurant in Neustift in the Stubaital, Tyrol, last Friday (stock photo)

Neustift is a major tourist destination and the Stubaital is famous for skiing all year round on its colossal glacier

Neustift is a major tourist destination and the Stubaital is famous for skiing all year round on its colossal glacier

Neustift is a major tourist destination and the Stubaital is famous for skiing all year round on its colossal glacier

The soldiers demanded that he tell them where the 38-year-old was staying, but the police arrived to end the fighting before things could escalate.

The two officers were treated during the attack for cuts and bruises.

None of the four soldiers could explain to the police why they had attacked the officers, but the police confirmed that they had all been drinking.

The four are being investigated for abuse and the police have confirmed that the British army had instituted disciplinary proceedings against them.

The idyllic mountain village where, according to the Austrian national broadcaster, the fighting took place last Friday

The idyllic mountain village where, according to the Austrian national broadcaster, the fighting took place last Friday

The idyllic mountain village where, according to the Austrian national broadcaster, the fighting took place last Friday

It was not revealed whether the soldiers were in the area as part of a military exercise.

An army spokesperson said: & We are aware of an incident with a group of soldiers in Neustift, Austria.

& # 39; This is being investigated by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and it would be inappropriate to comment further. & # 39;

Neustift is a major tourist destination and the Stubaital is known for skiing all year round on its colossal glacier.

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