Royal Navy sailors were allegedly caught performing a sex act with an eight ball at a family pub.
A video of the incident was sent to CornwallLive after the newspaper reported ten personnel from RNAS Culdrose were being investigated over the incident at the Red Lion pub in Helston, Cornwall.
Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed they were investigating an indecent act.
The Royal Navy also said it was investigating but could not comment further, CornwallLive reports.
The Daily Mail reported that the ten sailors faced serious disciplinary action over the incident which took place in the pub’s pool room on February 24.
It quoted from a Royal Military Police incident report saying: “CCTV footage taken within the Red Lion pub in Helston shows a Petty Officer [Identity Redacted] appearing to engage in an indecent act while in the bar lounge and in full view of the public and other Service Personnel (SP), some of whom were filming the incident on their mobile phones.
In the one-minute footage you can hear sport on the TV in the background and the men’s colleagues laughing as one attempts to insert an eight ball from the room’s pool table into the backside of another.
The man makes several attempts while the second man is bent over with his trousers around his ankles.
Their friends watch and laugh throughout, occasionally covering their mouths in disbelief.
The man who is bent over repeatedly shouts instructions to his mate as his backside rubs against the pub’s sofa from which the other man is leaning over him.
The man who is bent over can be heard to be laughing throughout the video.
The background is easily recognisable to visitors to the pub as an upstairs room.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “We have been informed by the Navy police of allegations related to an incident of public indecency.
“We will be liaising with them in an investigation.”
A Royal Navy spokesman said: “An investigation is ongoing and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
A spokesman for the pub has slammed the claims as “exaggerated” and an attempt “to tarnish the reputation” of the sailors.