Royal Agricultural Four banned from uni after summer ball rape court case

They allegedly raped a girl in May


The Royal Agricultural Four have been banned from uni after they appeared in court accused of raping a girl at their summer ball. 

The attack is alleged to have happened on May 24, and the group of boys were charged with rape.

Now the Royal Agricultural University, whose President is Prince Charles, have banned the RAU Four from entering the uni grounds or buildings unless by special arrangement.

Thady Duff, 22 of Blunsdon, Wiltshire, and Leo Mahon, 20, of Cirencester, each face four charges of rape and one of assault by penetration.

James Martin arrives at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucestershire

James Martin arrives at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucestershire

Patrick Foster, 21, from Colchester, Essex and James Martin, 19, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, are each charged with two offences of rape and one of assault by penetration.

Duff has also been charged with one count of sexual assault and possession of extreme pornographic films.

The public gallery was packed with friends and family of the young men who spoke only to confirm their names during the short hearing at Gloucester Crown Court.

A further hearing has been scheduled for December 18 and all four defendants were released on bail.

Patrick Foster, (left) Thady Duff (centre) and Leo Mahon (Right) (Dark haired man with yellow tie is a legal advisor) arrive at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucestershire. 06 August 2015. Four farming students appeared in court accused of raping a female student at the summer ball of a prestigious agricultural university. See swns story SWRAPE. James Martin, 19, Patrick Foster, 21, Thady Duff, 22, and Leo Mahon, 20 were students at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Glos. on May 24 this year, when the alleged incident took place. The public gallery at Gloucester Crown Court was packed with friends and family of the young men, who spoke only to confirm their names. A further hearing has been scheduled for December 18, when the original charges are expected to be changed. Patrick Foster, from Colchester, Essex and Martin, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, had originally each been charged with two offences of rape and one of assault by penetration. Duff, of Blunsdon, Swindon and Mahon, of Cirencester, Glos., were facing four offences of rape and one of assault by penetration. Duff had also been charged with one count of sexual assault and possession of extreme pornographic films. All four men have been released on bail to appear in court on December 18.

Patrick Foster, (left) Thady Duff (centre) and Leo Mahon (Right) (Dark haired man with yellow tie is a legal advisor) arrive at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucestershire

They were told they could not go to the Rava nightclub or Tunnel House Inn in Cirencester.

A provisional trial date was scheduled for March next year.