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Sexual assault case against Gloucestershire sailor adjourned

Craig Stoner is accused of attacking a young woman. Credit: Facebook

The case against a Royal Navy sailor from Gloucestershire accused of sexual assault at a party in Canada has been adjourned.

Craig Stoner is one of four men who is alleged to have attacked a 21-year-old woman after an ice hockey tournament.

Defence lawyers have been given more time to review the evidence against their clients. The case is due to resume on the 30th of June.

Gloucestershire Royal Navy sailor on trial for alleged involvement in gang rape

Craig Stoner faces a potential 14 years in jail if found guilty. Credit: Facebook

A Royal Navy sailor from Gloucestershire accused of sexual assault at a party in Canada is due to appear before judges today.

Craig Stoner from Stonehouse is one of four men alleged to have attacked a 21-year-old woman after an ice hockey tournament.

If found guilty they could each face fourteen years in prison.

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Devonport gun salute for Queen's birthday

The Queen visited Devonport last month Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A 21-gun salute will be fired in Devonport today for the Queen's birthday. The rounds will be fired at noon by the Royal Navy's armoury team on board HMS Drake's Quarterdeck.

The Queen visited Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth last month for the first time in five years. All the ships at Devonport Naval Base will raise their flags to mark the event - which is known as 'dressing overall'.

HMS Somerset is 20 years old today

HMS Somerset is 20 years old today Credit: ITV News West Country

One of the West Country's favourite warships turns twenty today. HMS Somerset has travelled almost 60,000 nautical miles since launching in 1994. The Plymouth-based frigate is on her way home from the Gulf where she's been taking part in a global security operation.

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