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NewsAlert:British sailors charged with sex assault to be transferred to Alberta

HALIFAX - Four British sailors charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm will be transferred from a Halifax military base to a military base in Alberta.Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were granted bail on April 20 on conditions that they reside at Canadian Forces Base Stadacona, pay a $3,000 cash surety, not contact the alleged victim and return to court May 27.Today, the provincial court granted a change in bail conditions, allowing them to move to CFB Suffield, where there is a British army training unit.Outside court, Crown attorney Scott Morrison said the admiral at CFB Stadacona asked them to leave by 6 p.m.When they were arrested April 16 in Nova Scotia, the men were in the province to participate in a hockey tournament with local Armed Forces personnel.The Crown alleges they participated in a "group sexual assault" on April 10 in a barracks at CFB Shearwater, another military base in Halifax.Maj. Yves Desbiens, a spokesman for the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, said at the time that the complainant is a civilian.More Coming.

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