UK: MoD was warned of sexual assault risk when training Libyan troops

The Ministry of Defence was warned of security risks surrounding an agreement to train Libyan soldiers in the UK, according to newly released documents.

About 300 soldiers arrived in the UK in June to undergo training at Bassingbourn Barracks, Cambridgeshire – but their training was cut short after five were charged with sexual assaults.

Two of the arrested soldiers are awaiting sentencing after admitting their part in sex attacks, while three others are yet to enter pleas.

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