Libyan Soldiers To Stand Trial Accused Of Cambridge Rape

5 May 2015, 07:38 | Updated: 5 May 2015, 07:40

Two Libyan soldiers are due to go on trial at Cambridge Crown Court, accused of raping a man in Cambridge.

Moktair Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, have both pleaded not guilty.

The pair have been jointly charged with raping a 23 year-old man in the city on October 26.

A second charge of attempted rape against the same man was added to the indictment and both defendants also pleaded not guilty to that.

Three other Libyan cadets have been charged with sexual assaults on three women in Cambridge on the same day.

Naji El Maarfi, Mohammed Abdalsalam, and Khaled El Azibi admitted the charges. They are due to be sentenced at a later date.

Around 300 Libyan cadets left Bassingbourn barracks last week to return to Libya.

They had been based in Britain as part of a training programme aimed at restoring order to their country.