Prince Charles offers support to north Cumbrian man locked up in India
A former paratrooper imprisoned in India has spoken of his gratitude after receiving Royal backing in his bid for freedom.
John Armstrong, from Wigton, is one of six UK veterans – and 35 crew members in total – serving a five year jail sentence after being convicted of illegally possessing firearms in Indian waters.
They have always protested their innocence, insisting they had the correct licences and were working as armed security guards for American anti-piracy firm AdvanFort.
While the men, of all nationalities, stood trial in September 2015 and were convicted in January this year,... read more
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