HALIFAX — A British sailor charged in an alleged group sexual assault of a woman at a Nova Scotia military base is being permitted to go home while awaiting trial.

Darren Smalley was in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday and was told he could return to Britain.

Three other sailors facing charges in the case were given permission to go home in August.

Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stonger and Smalley all have to surrender their British Passports to the Royal Navy upon returning home, and phone Nova Scotia court every Friday.

The men were charged in April while in Halifax for a hockey tournament with other military personnel.

A preliminary inquiry has been set for April 2016, but none of the allegations has been proven in court and none of the accused has entered pleas.

(CJNI)

The Canadian Press