HALIFAX – Three of four British sailors charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Halifax are expected in court today to challenge the conditions of their bail.
The men want to return to the United Kingdom pending a preliminary inquiry scheduled for five days next April in Halifax provincial court.
Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were in Nova Scotia to play in a hockey tournament with local Armed Forces personnel when they were arrested in April.
The Crown alleges the members of the Royal Navy participated in a “group sexual assault” on April 10 inside a barracks at CFB Shearwater, a Halifax military base.
All but Smalley have applied for changes to their bail conditions to allow them to return to the U.K.
The Crown is expected to oppose the application.
The men, who have not yet entered pleas, were permitted earlier this year to transfer…
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