Cumbrian soldier should never have been on ship raided in India



A former Paratrooper serving a five-year jail sentence in India should never have been overseas in the first place, his sister has revealed.
John Armstrong, from Wigton, was working as an armed security guard for an anti-piracy ship at the time of his arrest in October 2013.
Despite having all the correct paperwork - issued by the British Government - he was one of 35 men arrested on board the Seaman Guard Ohio, and eventually convicted of illegally possessing firearms in Indian waters.
Speaking in a video about her brother, released as part of a series which will run at events throughout... read more

 
4 September 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 33
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