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Ray Tindall's family speak of relief after his release from prison in India

The family of a former soldier from Hull have spoken of their relief after he was finally released from an Indian prison - six months after being locked up.

Ray Tindall was working on a ship protecting other vessels from pirate attacks when he was arrested and accused of weapons offences. But despite being released on bail, the legal challenge facing him and other members of the crew is far from over, as Grace Melody-Gardner reports.


Mother hears son's voice for the first time in six months

Tina Gelder talks to the mother and step-father of Ray Tindall from Hull who was released from a prison in India yesterday. Carole Edmonds has been able to hear her son's voice for the first time in six months.

Ray left a brief message after he and Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham, were released yesterday. The maritime security crew had been held on charges of weapons smuggling. A third former soldier, Paul Towers from Pocklington, has not yet been freed.

Former soldiers imprisoned in India released on bail

Ray Tindall who has been held in prison in India since October Credit: Family

Two East Yorkshire former soldiers have been released on bail from an Indian jail today.

Ray Tindall, who is from Hull, and former sergeant major Nicholas Simpson, originally from Cottingham, were among six British ex-soldiers who have been jailed since October.

They must remain in India while they fight to have charges against them dropped. Their colleague Paul Towers, who is from Pocklington, and was a member of the Parachute Regiment, is still imprisoned. He was the most senior member of the six British men on board.

Surprise honour for Hull's Bee Lady

She has known throughout Hull as The Bee Lady - Jean Bishop, famous for raising £100,000 for charity, was today bestowed an unexpected honour.

The money she's raised goes to Age UK and they invited her as the guest of honour to officially re-open their building after it was badly flooded last December.

But what she didn't know was that part of it had been named after her. James Webster was there to see her reaction:


Age UK site to reopen 5 months after tidal surge

Staff during the clean-up

Age UK's shop and restaurant in Hull are set to reopen today after a tidal surge caused £170,000 of damage five months ago.

The ground floor of the charity centre was left under several inches of water that swept through the building on December 5.

Age UK's most famous fundraiser, 'Bee Lady' Jean Bishop will reopen the newly refurbished site this morning.

Police may have seen morgue mix-up body many times in 11 years

The family of Christopher Alder, the former paratrooper who died in police custody in Hull, but whose body then lay in a morgue for 11 years, have been told dozens of police officers may have viewed his corpse in the mortuary - to familiarise themselves with the sight of a dead body.

But his sister says they've had so many conflicting accounts in the 16 years since Christopher's death they simply don't know what to believe. Jon Hill reports.

Andre Marriner to referee FA Cup semi-final

Andre Marriner to referee cup semi-final Credit: PA

Referee Andre Marriner will take charge of this month's FA Cup semi-final between Hull and Sheffield United.

Marriner hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when he mistakenly sent off Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs during the Gunners' 6-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea for a handball that had been committed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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