asked Her Majesty's Government:How many assaults have been reported (a) by British servicemen and (b) on British servicemen in Cyprus in (i) 1995, (ii) 1996, (iii) 1997; and (iv) 1998 to date, and how many of these incidents have resulted in people being charged and found guilty. [HL2323]
This information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.Central records are kept for assaults committed by and against members of the Resident Infantry Battalions and other permanent units in Cyprus, with the exception of British units attached to the UN, but do not include incidents involving members of units visiting Cyprus.I am therefore providing centrally held information in the table below.
|Assaults by British personnel attached to Resident Infantry Battalions and other permanent units in Cyprus, excepting British units attached to the UN.||120||16||211||0|
|Assaults on British Service personnel attached to Resident Infantry Battalions and other permanent units in Cyprus, excepting British units attaching to the UN.||27||42||45||9|
|1 Includes 18 incidents reported as involving Royal Green Jackets, which may not have led to charges.|
|2 Includes five cases which are still under investigation or have yet to be heard in court.|