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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.

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Family's relief at Wigton man's release from Indian jail

The family of a man from Wigton who's been held in prison in India for the past six months have spoken of their relief that he's been released.

John Armstrong was jailed along with five other Brits in October last year, but was released on bail on Saturday, 5 April.

His family in Wigton told ITV Border that they were happy that he had been allowed to leave prison but didn't know what the next stage of the legal process would be.

They confirmed he was now staying at a local hotel.

Mr Armstrong and the other British men who have been held in India must stay in the country while they fight to have charges dropped.

They are being accused of entering Indian national waters illegally, despite their company AdvanFort insisting they had the correct papers.

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