04/20/2015 15:34 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 01:12 EDT

NewsAlert:Four members of Royal Navy accused of Halifax sex assault get bail

HALIFAX - The four members of the British navy charged with sexual assault following an alleged incident at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax are being released from custody.A judge ordered Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley to be released on conditions.The Crown says the men are alleged to have participated in a "group sexual assault'' in a barracks at CFB Shearwater on April 10.The Crown says the men were in Nova Scotia for a hockey tournament with local military personnel when they were arrested last Thursday.The commanding officer of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, which investigates serious matters relating to the Defence Department, said the allegations of sexual assault against the sailors is disturbing.In a statement, Lt.-Col. Francis Bolduc said British authorities have co-operated with the investigation.More Coming.