A JURY was shown CCTV footage of a drunken confrontation between two men accused of attempted murder and a group of Huddersfield Giants players.
The pictures, part of the prosecution evidence, showed Bradley Okoro and James Collier squaring up to the unidentified rugby players in Huddersfield town centre on July 31, 2006.
The incident happened three months after Sheffield man Damian Munroe, 28, was shot in the head at Cross Church Street.
Okoro, 22, of New Hey Road, Oakes, Collier, 27, of Stoney Cross Street, Taylor Hill, and a third man, Carl Hughes, 31, of Abbey Road, Fartown, are accused of Mr Munroe’s attempted murder.
They are also charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, violent disorder and possessing a firearm.
They all deny the charges.
The prosecution yesterday continued its case by showing the jury in the Bradford Crown Court trial footage of the incident involving the Giants at Kirkgate.
It showed Okoro being restrained by Collier as he and one of the players repeatedly tried to confront each other.
Okoro was pushed to the ground twice before the players retreated.
But then Collier ran towards the group and the footage showed one of the Giants players being knocked to the ground.
Okoro then aimed two kicks at the man as he lay on the ground.
Collier later admitted an offence of public disorder and was given a fixed penalty notice. Okoro was convicted of affray.
But Alistair McDonald, for Collier, told the jury his client had been attempting to stop the fight for the majority of the incident.
There was no suggestion the incident was connected to the April 22 shooting.
The case continues.