Lawyers 'hopeful' ex-soldier will be released on bail

Lawyers acting for a Cumbrian man being held prisoner in India on weapons charges say they're hopeful he will be released at a bail hearing today.

John Armstrong from Wigton was one of six ex-soldiers who were working for a private security firm.

The men have been in prison in Chennai for more than four months.

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Family's relief as soldier is released from Indian jail

A man from Wigton who's been held in prison in India for the past six months has been released on bail. John Armstrong was jailed along with five other Brits in October last year, but was released on bail on Saturday, 5 April.