One of the four accused men being led into the court at the time of the alleged attack in 2015 A Royal Navy sailor has been cleared of taking part in a group sex attack that allegedly took place on a woman at a military base in Canada. The woman, a civilian in her 20s, had been invited to the barracks in Shearwater, Nova Scotia by a member of the British navy’s hockey team who she had met on Tindr, the court heard. She said she felt “threatened” and “scared” when she arrived to find a naked man in a room full of cheering hockey players.Later in the night the woman said she fell unconscious while lying on a bed next to a sailor and later woke up face down and naked to find at least three men performing sex acts on her.”I didn’t know what the hell was going on… I was in shock,” the defendant told the court. “It’s impossible to know where the truth begins and ends in this matter,” said Duncan. “Obviously something of a sexual nature occurred in that room. Maybe it was a criminal offence, maybe it was not. But without credible evidence, it is unsafe to convict.”A DNA sample taken from her underwear matched Mr Smalley, prosecutors said.However, a defence witness told the court she had heard the woman say she was going to sleep with Simon Radford, another of the accused sailors. “I’m relieved this has come to an end. It’s been a hard four years,” Mr Smalley told reporters outside the courtroom. “With having allegations hanging over you for such a long time, it’s taken its toll on me both mentally and physically.”His lawyer said that Mr Smalley will now return to Britain and looks forward to getting on with his life. Darren Smalley, 39, of Gosport in Hampshire, was accused with three fellow navy hockey team members of assault following the incident in 2015. He was cleared of any involvement on Friday and charges against two other sailors were dropped. A third defendant has had his trial stayed after falling ill with an infection. Judge Patrick Duncan ruled that the defendant’s testimony was not credible. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.