Verdict expected in trial of ex-soldiers facing arms charges in India

A verdict is expected this morning in the trial of six former British soldiers being held on weapon smuggling charges in India.

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Three of the soldiers are from Yorkshire. Ray Tindall from Hull, Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington were refused permission to leave India after they were arrested in October 2013 while working as anti-piracy security guards for a private US-owned ship.

They were working for US maritime company AdvanFort providing anti-piracy protection when their ship - MV Seaman Guard Ohio, which had a crew of 35 - was detained.

If found guilty they could face up to seven years in prison.