The Canadian Press

2015-08-12 | British Sailors Sex Assault

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A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has ruled three British sailors charged with a sexual assault in Halifax can return to the United Kingdom while on bail. Justice Josh Arnold says the men must surrender their passports to the Royal Navy and will only receive them before court appearances or meetings with their lawyers. Crown lawyer Scott Morrison had opposed the change in bail conditions, but says the new plan is satisfactory. (The Crown alleges Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley participated in a "group sexual assault" on April 10th inside a barracks at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater. All but Smalley have applied for changes to their bail conditions. The defence lawyer and the men declined comment as they left court.)

Date: 2015-08-12
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's fair to say that we have more Assurance from the British Navy that these men will not be deployed for a set. Of time and that was our primary concern for this hearing so we're certainly we have a much bigger plan in place at this point >>