Ministry of Defence admits to communication failures at Bassingbourn Barracks
- Credit: Archant
The Ministry of Defence has admitted it failed to communicate sufficiently with the community after disciplinary issues saw Libyan troops training at Bassingbourn Barracks sent home early.
Libyan soldiers 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.
But after a string of alleged sex crimes and security breaches, they were hurriedly sent home.
The MOD were tasked by the Prime Minister to produce a report to the House of Commons which was presented last week.
A spokesman for the MOD said: “As we have previously made clear, we condemn the incidents that took place in Cambridge and Bassingbourn.
You may also want to watch:
“We accept that communication with the local authorities and community was not good enough and we are now carefully considering how best to implement the report’s recommendations.
“This training will not be repeated at Bassingbourn.”
- 1 Ofcom investigation into problem key fobs at Tesco Royston concludes
- 2 Fire-hit parish church secures vital cash boost
- 3 Person dies after being hit by train near Welwyn Garden City railway station
- 4 Nearly a million trees planted alongside A14 die and need replacing
- 5 Publish and be damned: 'farmgate' report goes to the vote
- 6 Pupils become journalists for class topic
- 7 Grandmother who got on a motorcycle aged 105 passes away
- 8 Person hit by train between London Kings Cross and Stevenage
- 9 COVID deaths fall by 50% in Herts hospitals
- 10 Pupils to return to school as lockdown restrictions ease