Three soldiers have been fined after leaving an officer with "nasty" injuries when they tied him up and carried him naked from his bedroom in a drunken "prank". They dragged the officer from his bed and, in the struggle to carry him outside, ripped off his boxer shorts and caused him to suffer carpet burns to his torso, elbow and knee. The three soldiers, who were serving with a cavalry regiment based in Germany, pleaded guilty to conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline at a court martial at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, yesterday. The court heard the incident happened on May 22 last year, three days after the regiment returned from Iraq. Lieutenant Colonel David Frend, prosecuting officer, said a "large amount of alcohol" had been consumed by both officers and soldiers during a barbecue at the barracks before the captain invited the three defendants, among others, back to the officers' mess.
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