Libyan soldiers ‘raped man in Cambridge after leaving barracks’

Two Libyan soldiers who were training in the UK took turns to rape a man after leaving their barracks in Cambridge unsupervised, a court heard.

Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33 and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, were stationed at Bassingbourn when the alleged attack took place in a park on 26 October.

Prosecutor John Farmer said they “behaved like two hunting dogs who had seen a wounded animal”.

The pair deny rape and aiding and abetting rape.

More than 300 trainees arrived at Bassingbourn, in South Cambridgeshire, in June, but were sent home early in November after the allegations came to light.