Alleged gay sex attack at Prince Harry army base

A military police investigation has been launched after claims young soldier was victim of 'horrifying' sexual assault

Alleged gay sex attack at Prince Harry army base
02 April 2012

A young soldier at Prince Harry's UK army base was allegedly pinned down and assaulted during a 'horrifying' gay sex attack.

A probe by the Royal Military Police's Special Investigation Branch has been launched after it was claimed three male soldiers returning from a night out sexually assaulted another male squaddie as he lay in bed.

The victim allegedly ran from the room at Wattisham air station in Suffolk, screaming, The Sun and Daily Mail reported.

Third in line to the British throne and apache helicopter pilot Prince Harry, 27, is stationed at the base, which is home to 3 and 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, and according to a source, the incident is 'massively out of the ordinary and very worrying'.

'There were claims of overt sexual overtones. The victim was horrified. He escaped and ran naked to the guard room screaming for help,' the source claimed.

'These lads went out on the piss then when they got back they went into one of the rooms.

'They found this lad asleep in his bed and pinned him down. There were claims that it was a sexual assault.

'I think the accused are denying what happened. But it's not what you want going on at a base, especially when there is a Royal stationed there.'

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: 'As there is an ongoing investigation into this allegation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

'Action will be taken against all those who fall short of the Army's high standards.'

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