17 British Army instructors charged with assault on teenage recruits

| Updated: Aug 14, 2017 12:48 IST

London [United Kingdom], August 14 (ANI): Charged with assault on teenage recruits, 17 former British Army instructors will be appearing before a court martial next month. As per The Mail's report, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that 17 former recruit instructors will face a trial. The instructors from the Army Foundation College in Harrogate will appear at the Bulford Court Martial Centre in Wiltshire on 21 and 22 September. They are facing a total of 40 charges, including actual bodily harm and battery. "I have never heard of a case of this scale," former British Army commander in Afghanistan Colonel Richard Kemp said. "If these charges are proven it will certainly be detrimental to the army from a recruiting perspective," he added. (ANI)