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17 British army instructors charged with assaulting teenage recruits

British Army instructors have been charged with assaulting teenage recruits at a camp in Scotland

14 August 2017, 8:24am
Last updated on 14 August 2017, 8:29am
17 army instructors charged with assault
17 army instructors charged with assault
A number of British Army instructors have been charged with assaulting teenage army recruits at an army camp in Scotland.

It is believed to be the biggest ever abuse to engulf the forces with a reported cost of around 1.1 million euros.

The accused face 40 charges of battery, ill-treatment and actual bodily harm, although they all deny any wrongdoing.

It is believed that the abuse had taken place at a battle camp near the town of Kircudbright, Scotland.

The six alleged victims who were 17 at the time claim they were punched and kicked, had their heads pushed under water and animal excrement smeared over their faces and into their mouths.

In a statement, the British Army said seventeen former recruit instructors have been charged and will face court martial proceedings in September.