Suffolk

Sex attack claim at Wattisham air base

  • 1 April 2012
  • From the section Suffolk

Military police are investigating an alleged sex attack on a soldier at an army helicopter base in Suffolk.

The soldier said he was attacked by three servicemen at the Wattisham air station near Stowmarket.

It is home to Army Air Corps Apache helicopters that have been involved in recent conflicts including Afghanistan.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said an inquiry was taking place. Action would be taken against those who fell short of the Army's high standards, he said.

"As there is an on-going investigation into this allegation it would be inappropriate to comment further," he added.

Wattisham air station is home to 3 and 4 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Prince Harry, who qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot, is stationed at the base.

The Ministry of Defence spokesman would not confirm if he was there at the time of the alleged attack.

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