Libyan soldier who trained at Bassingbourn Barracks admits sexually assaulting women

A libyan soldier has admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge while training at Bassingbourn

A libyan soldier has admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge while training at Bassingbourn Barracks. - Credit: Archant

A Libyan soldier has admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge while training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Khaled El Azibi, who had initially pleased not guilty to two counts of sexual assault in October, changed his plea to a guilty one at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday, April 8.

The 19-year-old will return to the crown court on April 27 for his sentencing.

Fellow soldiers Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi and Mohammed Abdalsalam have already pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault in Cambridge.

Libyan troops arrived at the Old North Road barracks in June for a 24-week course of basic infantry and junior command skills which was due to finish in late November.


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Around 300 troops were sent home from the barracks in early November due to ‘disciplinary issues’.

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