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UK commandos arrested in Norway
British commandos in Norway [Pic: Mod]
British commandos regularly undertake training in Norway
Eight British commandos have been flown home from Norway after reportedly stripping and urinating on each other.

The soldiers were arrested in a bar in the town of Harstad after removing their clothing, making lewd comments to women and urinating on each other.

The soldiers, who were on an Arctic training exercise, were released after having paid a fine.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the incident was "being taken extremely seriously".

The spokesman added: "We can confirm that eight soldiers from 59 Commando Regiment Royal Engineers were arrested by the Norwegian police following inappropriate behaviour.

"All eight soldiers have been released, having paid a fine. The soldiers were in Norway on exercises and have now returned to the UK.

"The unit will consider internal disciplinary action against the soldiers regarding this incident."

Bar manager Peter Holmbakken told the Daily Mail: "I can understand the women were offended. It's no fun to be plagued by nasty comments."

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